Supreme trouble mounts for Karni Sena in Padmaavat violence case, court hearing on Jan 29
New Delhi : The Supreme Court will be hearing on January 29 the pleas which seek contempt proceedings against Karni Sena leaders for obstructing screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat. The film has released across India on Thursday.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said that the two petitions against Karni Sena will be heard on Monday.
The petitions have been moved by Pune-based social activist Tehseen Poonawala and Mumbai lawyer Vineet Dhanda.
The petitioners mention that Karni Sena's action of creating chaotic atmosphere outsides cinema halls is an violation of the January 18 order of the apex court.
Dhanda has sought contempt proceedings against Shri Rajput Karni Sena founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi, its National President Suraj Pal and member Karam Singh.
Violence was reported across several places on Wednesday, leading to Multiplexes cancelling screening of the film in four states. Stone pelting was also reported on a school bus in Gurugram.