The Bombay Excessive Court docket on Thursday quashed a 2008 case filed by actor Priyanka Chopra towards her former secretary Prakash Jaju on costs of legal intimidation and insulting the modesty of a girl after each the events instructed the courtroom they’ve amicably resolved their dispute.
Ms Chopra appeared earlier than the division bench of Justices Revati Mohite Dere and P Ok Chavan through video convention on Thursday and stated she had no objection for the case to be quashed.
The bench then quashed the primary info report (FIR) and directed Jaju to deposit a sum of Rs 50,000 in the direction of the Maharashtra police welfare fund inside a interval of two weeks.
Mr Jaju’s advocate Shyam Dewani instructed the courtroom that the events have resolved their dispute and therefore no objective could be served in conserving the case pending.
Within the petition filed in December 2022, Mr Jaju looked for the FIR lodged towards him by Ms Chopra in 2008 to be quashed as they (Mr Jaju and Ms Chopra) have amicably settled the dispute.
In response to the petition, Mr Jaju was working as Ms Chopra’s secretary from 2001 to 2004.
In September 2007, some variations cropped up between the 2 over fee of dues following which a number of instances had been filed. These had been later withdrawn after the events amicably resolved their points.
In August 2008, Ms Chopra had lodged a criticism towards Mr Jaju on the suburban Versova police station on costs of legal intimidation and insulting the modesty of a girl.
As per Ms Chopra’s criticism, Mr Jaju had despatched her objectionable and obscene messages to her.
The police registered an FIR and a cost sheet was additionally filed within the case in September 2008.
Mr Jaju in his petition sought quashing of each – the FIR in addition to the cost sheet.
“The petitioner and the respondent No 3 (Ms Chopra) have amicably resolved all their variations,” it stated, including continuation of the case would solely waste the time of the judiciary and police equipment.
“The petitioner has already tendered his unconditional apology to the complainant (Ms Chopra) for any of his messages that will have induced damage to her,” the plea stated including Mr Jaju by no means had any intention to harm the sentiments of Ms Chopra.
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