A local court today issued a bailable warrant against actress Mallika Sherawat in connection with an alleged obscene dance performances by the star and directed her to appear before it on April 16.
Complainant Rajanikant Borele said he has filed a criminal complaint against Sherawat for her "obscene" acts and CDs and photos of her performances were admitted by the court of First Class Magistrate of Pandharkawda court.
The court had issued summons against her in April last year and directed the Varsova (Mumbai) police station officer to serve the summons on her.
Her lawyer moved an application to grant time for her appearance. The court has, on two previous occasions, allowed her plea and directed her to appear in person today, the last date of hearing of the case.
However, the actress failed to appear in person today. The complainant brought this to the notice of the court and pleaded for issuing a warrant against her.
JMFC Pandharkawda Sunil Boralkar passed the order of bailable warrant of Rs 15,000 against the actress.
It may be recalled that earlier in November last year, Sherawat was scheduled to visit Nagpur to attend a programme.
However, she deferred the visit at the last minute anticipating being served with the court summons through Nagpur Police during her stay in the city.