AIB case: No HC relief for Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh

The court had directed the Pune and Mumbai Police not to take coercive action against them.

Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Tuesday refused to grant interim relief to Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor over an FIR filed against them for allegedly using obscene and abusive language during a comedy event AIB Knockout. A division bench of Justice R.M. Sawant and Justice Sarang Kotwal was hearing a petition filed by Ranveer and Arjun seeking to quash FIR against them.

On Tuesday, the actors’ counsel urged the court to give direction the police to not to take any coercive action against them. But complainant Santosh Da-undkar informed the court that the copy of the petition was not served to him. The court then directed the petitioners’ to serve a copy to Mr Daundkar and kept the matter for further hearing on April 3.

On December 20, 2014, a charity programme was organised at Worli sports club. Ranveer, Arjun, Karan Johar, Deepika Padukone and team members of AIB team had performed at the event. Subsequently, the video of the event was also uploaded on the YouTube, and it went viral.

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In February 2015, Mr Daundkar had filed a complaint with the chief metropolitan magistrate of Girgaon court, alleging that the show was vulgar and full of abusive speech.

The court then ordered that an FIR to be registered against all the 10 participants. Following which another FIR was registered against all of them alleging vulgarity.

Ranveer and Arjun had received the summons from the Pune police for questioning and recording of their statements. The actors’ had stated in the petition that FIR filed against them was mischievous and should be quashed.

In March 2015, another bench of the high court had granted an interim relief to Deepika, Karan and the AIB members.

The court had directed the Pune and Mumbai Police not to take coercive action against them.

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