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Mumbai hc: Case on SRK unfounded

AGE CORRESPONDENT | AAMIR KHAN
Published : Oct 1, 2013, 12:29 pm IST
Updated : Oct 1, 2013, 12:29 pm IST

Terming the complaint filed against actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri for sex determination of their third child as “unfounded”, the Bombay high court on Monday said that the affluent couple cou

Terming the complaint filed against actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri for sex determination of their third child as “unfounded”, the Bombay high court on Monday said that the affluent couple could afford a daughter. Hearing a petition filed by social activist Varsha Deshpande for early hearing of the complaint filed by her in a magistrate court seeking action against Shah Rukh, Gauri and Jaslok Hospital and its doctor under the Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, Justice Sadhana Jadhav said that prime facie it was an unfounded complaint. Ms Deshpande had accused the couple of conducting sex determination of their third surrogate child AbRam. “I am not saying it is a frivolous complaint, but it is unfounded, meaning without foundation,” the court observed. Justice Jadhav further said, “Shah Rukh and Gauri are affluent people who can afford a daughter and would not do all this.”

*** 7 found guilty for killing orissa seer, 4 others in ’08 AKSHAYA KUMAR SAHOO Bhubaneswar, Sept. 30

At least seven persons were on Monday found guilty in the August 23, 2008 murder of seer Laxmanananda Saraswati and four of his disciples by a local court in Orissa’s Kandhamal district. Additional district judge Rajendra Kumar Tosh, who heard the case, will pronounce the quantum of punishment on Thursday. The seven convicted persons are Gadanath Chalanseth, Bijaya Kumar Shyamseth, Buddha Nayak, Sanatan Badamajhi, Duryadhan Sunamajhi, Bhaskar Sunamajhi and Munda Badamajhi. Apart from murder and criminal conspiracy, the seven were convicted under different provisions of the IPC for offences including rioting with deadly weapons and unlawful assembly. They were also held guilty under Sections 25 and 37 of the Arms Act.