Controversy involving the Russell Brand-Katy Perry wedding has revived with an additional session judge directing a lower court to reconsider the petition against the couple for violating green laws during their marriage in Ranthambore last month.
The lower court had earlier dismissed the petition filed on October 25 by advocate Akshay Sharma, also an environmental activist. He later moved the revision petition in the court of the Additional Session Judge.
Arun Kumar Gupta, Additional Session Judge of Sawaimadhopur, has now asked Chief Judicial Magistrate to re-hear the petition and pass appropriate legal order following which the CJM has directed Kotwali police to investigate the matter. Sharma has named Brand, Perry, two of their guests, a forest official, and the resort manager in his complaint, alleging there was breach of rules in the forest area but no action was taken by the forest department or by the district administration.
"They smoked, consumed liquor, carried weapons, disturbed endangered animals, changed route from No 2 to No 3 without permission, alighted from the vehicle (Gypsy), forced people (paparazzi) to alight from their vehicle and even snatched the keys of their vehicle in the park where tiger movement is quite normal," Sharma alleged in the complaint.
Brand and Perry exchanged wedding vows according to Hindu traditions at the luxury Aman-I-Khas resort near the Ranthambore National Park on October 23.
When contacted, SHO Kotwali Sawai Madhopur- Akhilesh Kumar said that he has not received any order so far and the matter will be investigated as soon as he receives the order from court.