The Supreme Court on Thursday granted protection from arrest to TV actor Chahat Khanna’s estranged husband Farhan Shah Rukh Mirza, who had leveled allegations of rape and unnatural sex against him and also videotaped such acts. Justice Ajay Rastogi and Justice Abhay S. Oka’s bench, in an order, said: “The notice issued, refundable on November 8, 2021… In the meantime, the arrest of the petitioner in FIR No. 431/2018 shall remain in abeyance, Police Station Oshiwara, District Mumbai, further orders.” Till. The petitioner will cooperate in the pending investigation.”
The top court’s order came after hearing the arguments of senior advocate Siddharth Agarwal and advocate Ejaz Maqbool, representing Mirza, who had moved the apex court challenging the Bombay High Court’s September 1 decision, which refused to grant them relief. Had given.
The top court also ordered that the copy of the petition be additionally given to the standing counsel for Maharashtra.
In his petition, Mirza said: “It is submitted without prejudice that in the worst case scenario, it is a matter of marriage between two parties, both having successful careers in their respective fields, passing through difficult times. Used to be.”
The petition states that an FIR was registered against him as a counter-attack to his matrimonial plea for restoration of marital rights. Chahat alleged that Mirza under the influence of drugs committed an unnatural offense under Section 377 of the IPC with him.
Mirza claimed that his estranged wife is habitually liars and had earlier adopted the same method against her ex-husband/partners, against whom she had also filed similar false cases.
The petition said that the High Court order failed to consider that the present FIR is an abuse of procedure and prima facie in retaliation for the petitioner’s efforts to save his marriage and keep his family (consisting of two minors). There are false, fabricated and whimsical allegations. daughters) together.
In his complaint, Chahat of “Bade Achhe Lagte Hain” fame claimed that he married Mirza on February 8, 2013, who told him that he was the owner of Green Wheels Construction Company and was financially sound with adequate bank balance. was the person.
However, after the wedding, she said that she realized that Mirza was a drug addict and had no work to do, and painted a false picture of her financial situation.