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Sania in national anthem row: Hearing adjourned till Apr 28

A court in Muzaffarnagar today adjourned till April 28 the hearing on a complaint against tennis star Sania Mirza for allegedly insulting the national anthem during a function in the town two years ago.

india Updated: Apr 05, 2010 17:13 IST

A court in Muzaffarnagar on Monday adjourned till April 28 the hearing on a complaint against tennis star Sania Mirza for allegedly insulting the national anthem during a function in the town two years ago.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Vikas Goel adjourned the hearing of the case after lawyers did not report for work due to their internal organisational elections.

Locals had filed four separate complaints against Sania under Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act on November 8, 2008. Hearing into one of the cases was scheduled for today.

The remaining three complaints have been set for hearing in Goel's court on April 21, April 22 and May 18.

According to the complaints, Sania was allegedly not standing in attention when the national anthem was being played during the closing ceremony of an international women's tennis tournament where she was the chief guest.