‘Don’t file charge sheet against Shetty, Kundra’ 

PTI
Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the police not to file charge sheet against actor Shilpa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra in an alleged cheating case for two weeks till it hears the matter again.

A division bench of justices R V More and Sarang Kotwal gave the direction to the police while hearing a joint plea by Shetty and Kundra for quashing of a case of cheating and criminal breach of trust against the 
couple.

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the police not to file charge sheet against actor Shilpa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra in an alleged cheating case for two weeks till it hears the matter again.

A division bench of justices R V More and Sarang Kotwal gave the direction to the police while hearing a joint plea by Shetty and Kundra for quashing of a case of cheating and criminal breach of trust against the 
couple.

“Do not file a charge sheet in the case till we hear this petition,” said the bench while also seeking the police’s stand over the plea by the couple. It adjourned the matter for two weeks. On April 27, the Bhiwandi police in neighbouring Thane district registered the case against Shilpa and Raj for allegedly duping a textile firm owner of Rs 24 lakh. Shilpa and Raj were booked for allegedly committing the penal offences of criminal breach of trust and cheating, respectively under sections 406 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code. 

The IPC section 406 entails a jail term up to three years while section 420 attracts a maximum punishment of seven years on conviction.
The duo had been granted anticipatory bail by a Thane sessions court in May this year. 

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