Language of AIB vulgar, not obscene: HC

February 17, 2015 01:48 am | Updated December 04, 2021 11:32 pm IST - MUMBAI:

Granting interim relief to AIB, the Bombay High Court on Monday restrained the police from arresting any of the four stand-up comedians regarding the FIR registered against them in Pune. AIB has filed petitions seeking quashing of FIRs against them.

It said the language used in the show was vulgar and not obscene, as contended by complainants.

The petition also cited Supreme Court judgments regarding relief in cases where there was use of vulgar language.

The second petition, which seeks quashing of FIR filed against them in Mumbai, will be heard by the court on Tuesday.

The Bundgarden police had registered an FIR against the performers and organisers of AIB Roast held in Mumbai in December last year.

Just a few days ago, a Mumbai metropolitan court had directed the Tardeo police to file an FIR against the organisers of the show, actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranvir Singh, Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt, director-producer Karan Johar and the AIB team.

The court had issued directions after a private complaint was filed before it by Santosh Daundkar, an activist.

A PIL has also been filed against them in the Bombay High Court.

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