Madras High Court Refuses to Act Against 'Obscene Stage Performance' in IPL 2012

Updated: 26 September 2014 20:47 IST

Petitioner K Jebakumar, city-based advocate, had sought a direction to state police chief to register an FIR in accordance with law against the IPL-V's Governing Council chairman Rajeev Shukla, BCCI's then President N Srinivasan, celebrities Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Salman Khan, US pop singer Katy Perry, Priyanka Chopra, cricketer Douglas Bolinger and Yashin Ali Chopra (PRO, Sony Set Max Television).

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The Madras High Court on Friday, dismissed a petition seeking a direction to police to register an FIR on alleged obscene stage performances during the inaugural function of the fifth edition of Indian Premier League in Chennai in April, 2012.

Justice N Kirubakaran of the Madurai Bench of the Court said since FIR had already been filed, the petition had become infructuous and hence was dismissed.

Petitioner K Jebakumar, city-based advocate, had sought a direction to state police chief to register an FIR in accordance with law against the IPL-V's Governing Council chairman Rajeev Shukla, BCCI's then President N Srinivasan, celebrities Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Salman Khan, US pop singer Katy Perry, Priyanka Chopra, cricketer Douglas Bolinger and Yashin Ali Chopra (PRO, Sony Set Max Television).

The petitioner's counsel had contended that the inaugural function was uncensored and indecent and was repeatedly telecast by many TV channels, which ultimately affected students preparing for public examinations.

The counsel, appearing for Srinivasan and Rajeev Shukla, had said without conducting investigation the police have registered an FIR against them.

Lawyers for Bachchan and Sony TV said there were no obscene performances at the inaugural function and no wrong was committed in telecasting the function.

Counsel who appeared for Kareena Kapoor, Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra pointed out that no cause of action had arisen against the celebrities.

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