Karan Johar, in his petition, denied all the allegations in the FIR, which he claimed was an infringement on his fundamental right to free speech and expression.
According to Karan, the allegations are all false, frivolous, baseless, concocted, mischievous and malicious.
“Complainant does not arouse any lustful, impure or lecherous thoughts and actions and merely because slang and vulgar language is used, it does not become obscene.” stated Karan Johar’s petition.
The FIR was registered in the Tardeo Police Station under Sections 294, 509, 34 and 120 B of the Indian Penal Code; section 15 of the Environment Protection Act; Section 52 of the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act; sections 110 and 131 of the Bombay Police Act; and Sections 66A and 67 of the Information Technology Act, 2000.
A case against fourteen people, including the President of the National Sports Club Of India, Jayantilal Shah; General Secretary, of the National Sports Club Of India, Ravinder Aggarwal; and organisers of the AIB Knockout Karan Johar, Ranveer Singh, Rohan Joshi, Tanmay Bhat, Gursimran Khamba, Ashish Shakya, Aditi Mittal, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Rajeev Masand and Arjun Kapoor.
The present FIR, registered by Mumbai police, is based on a complaint filed by the activist Santosh Daundkar.
Well the AIB Knockout has not gone down well with most of us who saw it. The fact that such below the belt and crass jokes were being cracked on the parents, their sex life and even a lot of details about why and how the parents had sex post the birth of their kids was shocking and in bad taste.
On March 16, 2015, the court will hear a bunch of petitions filed by the performers of the the AIB Knockout show seeking quashing of the FIR against them.
There has been an interim relief for Karan Johar in the AIB Knockout controversy as the Bombay High Court has restrained the Mumbai Police from arrest...2.5