Jolly LLB 2 vs Bata: High Court refuses to stay summons against film’s team in defamation case

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday denied staying summons issued by a trial court in a maligning body of evidence against the group of Bollywood film Jolly LLB 2, including its on-screen characters Akshay Kumar and Annu Kapoor, chief Subhash Kapoor and makers.

Equity Mukta Gupta, declining to stay summons, issued notice to the Delhi Police and looked for its reaction by 30 March.

The trial court on 8 February had issued summons to Jolly LLB 2 maker Fox Star Studios India Private Limited, official maker Naren Kumar, Subhash, Annu and Akshay, and others requesting that they show up in court on 22 February in a criticism case recorded by Bata shoe organization.

The Bata Limited footwear organization documented a criminal criticism body of evidence against the group of Jolly LLB 2 for utilizing slanderous comments and defamatory reference to Bata as a brand in the main authority trailer of the motion picture.

The High Court declined to remain the summons saying just Fox Star has preceded it, while the others have not, and the organization can show up under the watchful eye of the trial court through an approved agent.

The brand Bata has been purposely appeared in a to a great degree awful taste and the exchange was expected to pass on that Bata footwear is worn just by the lower strata of society and one ought to feel mortified on the off chance that one wears Bata footwear, the organization said in its supplication.

The trial court had discovered by all appearances offense under segments 500 (criticism) and 120B (criminal connivance) of Indian Penal Code, which are made out against the blamed and said there were adequate grounds to continue against them.

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