Choksi appeals towards dismissal of plea for pre-screening of Netflix’s ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’

New Delhi, August 31

Mehul Choksi, an accused within the almost USD two billion PNB rip-off, has filed an attraction within the Delhi High Court towards the dismissal of his plea to conduct pre-screening of Netflix documentary, ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’.

Advocate Vijay Aggarwal, representing Choksi, confirmed that an attraction has been filed towards a single choose’s August 28 choice dismissing the plea.

The attraction is listed for listening to on Tuesday earlier than a Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan.

The single choose Bench on August 28 had denied any reduction to Choksi saying a writ petition for enforcement of a personal proper was not maintainable.

The excessive courtroom had mentioned his treatment lies in a civil go well with and granted him the freedom to lift the problem in a civil go well with.

Choksi, the promoter of Gitanjali Gems, and his nephew Nirav Modi are accused within the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.

Choksi left the nation final 12 months and was granted citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda.

The documentary, scheduled for launch in India on September 2, is promoted by Netflix as: “This investigative docuseries explores the greed, fraud and corruption that built up – and ultimately brought down – India’s most infamous tycoons”.

The plea for pre-screening of the documentary was vehemently opposed earlier than the one choose by Netflix which mentioned the petition was wholly misconceived and mischievous.

In the proceedings earlier than the one choose, Aggarwal had contended that Choksi has a proper to truthful trial which shouldn’t be prejudiced with the discharge of the documentary and had vehemently objected to the submission of Netflix lawyer that Choksi was a fugitive.

Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma and Central authorities standing counsel Ajay Digpaul, representing the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, had instructed the courtroom that there is no such thing as a statutory mandate to control or evaluate Over The Top (OTT) content material.

Opposing Choksi’s claims, Netflix had instructed the courtroom that there was no reference of any trial happening towards him or he being associated to any case allegedly involving Nirav Modi.

The plea earlier than the one choose had additionally sought postponement of the documentary’s launch.

In the petition earlier than the one choose, Choksi claimed he has been falsely accused of varied crimes in India and is presently beneath investigation or standing trial by and earlier than numerous authorities and/or courts.

“The petitioner is entitled in terms of Indian law, that is, Article 21 of the Constitution of India to a presumption of innocence and a free and fair trial. Reputation being a facet of a person’s life, the petitioner is also entitled to a right to a reputation,” it had mentioned. PTI


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