Padmaavat: SC agrees to hear contempt pleas against four states, Karni Sena


New Delhi: The Supreme Court is ready to hear two petitions seeking contempt actions against Shri Rajput Karni Sena and four governments for violating its order and obstructing the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud said that the petitions would be heard on January 29, Monday as both were mentioned separately on Thursday.

According to reports, the petition was filed by Mumbai lawyer Vineet Dhanda and Pune based social activist Tehseen Poonawalla.

The top court will hear the contempt pleas filed against Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh for not following its order.

As per sources, Dhanda has sought contempt proceedings against Shri Rajput Karni Sena founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi, its National President Suraj Pal and member Karam Singh.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed all the states to comply with its order and allow the release of ‘Padmaavat’.

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