Court summons to Mallika Sherawat for 'dirty' dance

Mallika Sherawat

A local court in Vadodara issued summons to actor Mallika Sherawat Thursday and asked her to remain present in the court on April 20 in connection with a case filed here in January 2007 accusing the actor and owner of JW Meriott Hotel in Mumbai for hosting a "dirty" dance programme on the New Year eve.

The Gujarat High Court has directed the city court to take further a case filed here on January 12, 2007. On the basis of photographs and news reports of the event, lawyer Narendra Tiwari had filed a complaint with the first-class judicial magistrate court under Section 8 of the Immoral Trafficking (Prevention) Act, 1956, and Sections 368 and 244 of the Indian Penal Code, calling the programme "ugly and dirty".

HC notice to govt over lack of police escorts for undertrials

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of lack of police staff resulting in unavailability of police escort for undertrials and delay in judicial process due to this. The court has asked the state government to file a reply in this regard in three weeks. An undertrial from Bhavnagar had complained that the unavailability of 'japta police' (police escort) had resulted in his non-production before the court and delay in his trial. Patel had written a letter to the HC.

PIL wants main gate of Dwarkadhish Temple opened

AHMEDABAD: A PIL in the High Court has challenged the closure of the main gate of Dwarkadhish Temple in Dwarka of Jamnagar district and sought a direction to the authorities to open it for public during prayer times. The gate was closed for security reasons on the order of the district collector. A division bench on Thursday reserved its order on the petition filed by two shopkeepers from Dwarka after the government pleader informed it that the temple faced terror threat.

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