Case against RGV by T-Series stayed till July

ALLAHABAD/MUMBAI: The criminal case against filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma by music major T-Series in Noida is stayed on Thrusday by the Allahabad High Court till 1 July.

The stay had come on an application by the filmmaker seeking further stay as the Court’s interim stay order for five days just before Holi was expiring.

The filmmaker has sought quashing of the First Information Report (FIR) in view of the fact that an FIR filed by him against the music major is pending in Mumbai.

Meanwhile, T-Series chief Bhushan Kumar has been given two days by the Enforcement wing in Mumbai to submit the original documents in the case filed by the filmmaker.

Earlier, T-Series had filed a cross-case against Varma by filing an FIR against him in Noida, accusing him of fraud and criminal breach of trust, the latest in a long chain of the attrition that both have been involved in for the last few months.

The music company claimed that Varma had signed a deal for handing over music distribution rights of 14 feature films to be made by him, only four of which - Aag, Shiva, Nishabd and Darwaza Bandh Rakho - had been delivered so far.

Last month, Varma had filed a case of cheating and forgery in Mumbai against the music company claiming that he had been duped of over Rs 4.6 million.

The FIR had been filed against Kumar with the Versova police station, saying that he had executed terms of a music distribution rights contract signed between him and T-Series by giving the rights for four of his films to T-Series.

The complaint had been registered under Sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 471 r/w 120(B) of IPC.

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