A Justice of the Peace courtroom on Tuesday cancelled a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued in opposition to NCP chief and former Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik in a defamation criticism filed in opposition to him by BJP employee Mohit Bharatiya in 2021.
The matter has been adjourned to October 25 for recording of proof.
Extra Metropolitan Justice of the Peace S B Kale (Mazgaon courtroom) final month issued the NBW in opposition to Mr Malik for failing to seem earlier than the courtroom.
The NBW was cancelled after the previous state minister marked his presence earlier than the courtroom on Tuesday.
In October 2021, Mr Bharatiya filed a criticism in opposition to Mr Malik for allegedly making “baseless feedback” in reference to the Narcotics Management Bureau’s (NCB) cruise drug seizure case, during which Bollywood celebrity Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested.
He had sought registration of offence in opposition to Mr Malik underneath Indian Penal Code sections 499 (defamation) and 500 (punishment for defamation).
Mr Bharatiya in his criticism alleged that Mr Malik, in a press convention on the NCB’s motion, had “purposefully and deliberately defamed” him and his brother-in-law Rishab Sachdev.
Within the criticism, Mr Bharatiya alleged that Malik grossly misused his dominant place to defame him and his household with extremely speculative statements with none proof to substantiate his malicious claims.
The Enforcement Directorate arrested Mr Malik in February 2022 in a case allegedly linked to the actions of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his associates.
Mr Malik is at present out on interim bail granted to him final month on medical grounds by the Supreme Court docket.
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