Mika Singh reaches Bombay High Court, pleads to quash 17-year-old FIR, case related to Rakhi Sawant
Singer Mika Singh has moved the Bombay High Court, seeking quashing of the 17-year-old case filed against him by Rakhi Sawant for allegedly forcibly kissing him. The singer’s petition which claimed that the 2006 case can be quashed as the accused and the complainant have settled their issue amicably. It came up for hearing on Monday before a division bench of Justices AS Gadkari and PD Naik.
Directed to file fresh affidavit
Rakhi Sawant’s lawyer Ayush Pasbola told the court that the actor’s affidavit giving consent to quash the FIR had gone missing in the registry department of the High Court and hence could not be traced. The bench then directed him to file a fresh affidavit by next week.
Know what is the matter
The FIR was lodged after Mika Singh was accused of forcibly kissing Rakhi Sawant at a birthday party held at a restaurant in suburban Mumbai. There was an alleged scuffle between Mika and Rakhi’s domestic help Vicky and a friend of the actress got hurt. Mika Singh was booked for offenses punishable under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code. Mika Singh was missing for a few days after the incident. Later, the sessions court granted him anticipatory bail in the case.
Mika Singh and Rakhi Sawant have forgotten their differences
Advocate Falguni Brahmabhat told the court that the matter was pending for the last 17 years and though a charge sheet had been filed against Mika Singh, the charges were yet to be framed. The lawyer said, “Mika Singh and Rakhi Sawant have forgotten their differences, resolved their issues and are now friends.”