HC to hear Ekta Kapoor’s petition on Tuesday

Phagwara: On Tuesday, the Punjab, and Haryana High Court (HC) will hear a petition filed by Film and Television serial producer Ekta Kapoor concerning a case registered against her and others by the Nakodar police in 2013.

It is listed before a bench headed by Justice Rajbir Sehrawat Film and Television serials Producer Ekta Kapoor, her mother Shobha Kapoor four members of her team involved

in the production of serial Pavitra Rishta and Zee TV owner had been booked by the Nakodar police under section 295-A of IPC for hurting religious sentiments of Valmiki community.

The case was lodged after Rauni Gill, President of Bhartiya Valmiki Sarav Dharam Samaj and a resident of Shankar complained to the police that the August, 2013, episode of the serial had made derogatory and objectionable references towards Maharishi Valmiki which hurt religious sentiments of the community.

Apart from Ekta and her mother Meghna Amal, Sameer Kulkarni, Bhavna Thakkar and the actor who made these references had been arranged

as accused in the case. Zee TV owner, without naming him had also been mentioned in the accused list.

The case was registered on August, 2013, and the petition was filed in 2014.

The court had directed the state not to take coercive steps against the petitioners.


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