The Kerala High Court said that they would like to quash the criminal proceedings in a cheating case registered against the actress Sunny Leone (Karanjit Kaur Vohra), along with her husband Daniel Weber and an employee of Leone.
Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas made an oral remarked that there seems to be no criminal offence that can be made out against Leone and that she was being unnecessarily harassed.
The Court remarked there seems no criminal offense in this and there seems to be an attempt to unnecessarily harass the person (Sunny Leone) and the court is inclined inclined to quash this.
The Court eventually posted the case for March 31 after stating that the probe can continue.
The Court had stayed the criminal proceedings against three of them on November 16, 2022.
Leone, her husband and her employee are accused in a crime registered based on a complaint moved by a Kerala based event manager.
The complainant had alleged that despite paying Leone lakhs of rupees to appear and perform in events, the actress did not show up.
A case was registered against them for alleging commission of offences punishable under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating and dishonesty inducing delivery of property) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
The actress along with her husband and one employee moved to the High Court by way of the present petition claiming themselves to be innocent and that even if the allegations are taken at face value, the offences alleged would not be attracted.
The plea said that complainant has not faced any losses due to the petitioners but the petitioners’ lives are being adversely affected by the case.
The plea also pointed out that the complainant had also moved a civil suit with the same allegations which was dismissed by a Magistrate Court in July 2022 for want of evidence.