Famous producer-director Ekta Kapoor is often in controversy over her films, TV serials and web series. Season 2 of their web series Triple X has been in controversy for a long time. The Madhya Pradesh High Court has rejected Ekta Kapoor’s plea to quash the FIR lodged regarding the controversial scenes of the web series to be aired on the OTT platform Alt Balaji. He is accused of obscenity, disrespecting religious sentiments and insulting national symbols through broadcasting web series in this case.
An FIR was registered against Ekta Kapoor at a police station in Madhya Pradesh five months ago. Justice Shailendra Shukla of the Indore bench of the High Court on Wednesday filed a petition filed by Ekta Kapoor under Section 482 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CRPC) Rejected. The single bench gave a 65-page verdict after looking into the pleas of all concerned.
The single bench said in the judgment, “It seems that the facts of the case are not such that the court can exercise its extraordinary powers under Section 482 of the CrPC, at least Section 67 and 67-A of the Information Technology Act and the Indian Penal Code The FIR lodged under section 294 (obscenity) of the Indian Government can be quashed. ‘ However, the court has given relief to Ekta Kapoor from the allegations made in the FIR for hurting religious sentiments and improper use of national emblems through web series.
The single bench said in its judgment, ‘However, it would be sufficiently correct to say that the violation of the provisions of section 298 of the Indian Penal Legislation (Offending religious sentiments) and the State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act in the case. Has not been found. ‘ Significantly, Ekta Kapoor had filed a petition in the High Court, denying the allegations against her in the FIR lodged in Annapurna Police of the city on June 5. Also requested the court to cancel the case.
Explain that the FIR against Ekta Kapoor on the complaint of two local residents-Valmik Sakaragaye and Neeraj Yagnik, along with sections 294 (obscenity) and 298 (offending religious sentiments) of Indian Penal Legislation, Information Technology Act and state emblem of India ( Prohibition of improper use) was registered under the relevant provisions of the Act. In his complaint, pornography was spread in the society through season 2 of the web series Triple X aired on Ekta Kapoor’s established OTT platform Alt Balaji. Also the religious sentiments of a particular community were hurt. In a scene in the web series, the national symbols were insulted by presenting the Indian Army uniform in a very objectionable manner.