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Fri, 20 Oct 2017

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Plea in Supreme Court to Stay Release of ‘Indu Sarkar’

Plea in Supreme Court to Stay Release of ‘Indu Sarkar’
July 26
13:51 2017

A woman, who claims to be the biological daughter of late Sanjay Gandhi, on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the release of movie ‘Indu Sarkar’

The film is scheduled for release on July 28.

Counsel for the petitioner mentioned the matter before a three-judge Bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra and alleged that the Madhur Bhandarkar-directed movie is “full of concocted facts and is totally derogatory”.

The Bench, also comprising Justices Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar, refused to give a date for hearing the plea.

“You give your memo. We will see to it. We are not giving any date,” the Bench said.

Petitioner Priya Singh Paul’s counsel alleged in the court that the movie contains “derogatory facts” to malign the image of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

The plea has challenged the July 24 order of the Bombay High Court dismissing her plea to stay the release of the movie.

The High Court said that the petitioner had not made out any case for the court to interfere and stay the release of the movie after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) granted certificate to the film.

The High Court had also noted that no acknowledged descendant of Sanjay Gandhi had raised objection to the film.

PTI

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