Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and his wife Manyata can heave a sigh of relief till April 23 as the sessions court on Tuesday stayed the issuance of process against them by the Bandra court last month.
Additional sessions judge SN Sardesai admitted the revision application filed by Manyata and exempted Sanjay and Manyata from appearing before the Bandra court on April 15.
The session's court also stayed the proceedings at the Bandra court, has called for the records of the case and will hear the revision application on April 23.
"The revision application challenges the correctness and legality of the order of issuance of process against Sanjay and Manyata by the Bandra court," Manyata's advocate Rizwan Merchant told PTI.
According to Manyata's application, the order passed by the Bandra court is illegal, incorrect, and improper and deserves to be quashed.
The application prayed for the proceedings of the Bandra court and the order of issuance of process against Sanjay and Manyata to be quashed and set aside.
On March 11 this year, the Bandra court ordered issuance of process against Sanjay and Manyata observing that their marriage is illegal. Sanjay and Manyata had been directed to appear before the court on April 15.
The order was passed on an application filed by Manyata's first husband, Meraj-ur-Rehman, claiming that he is still legally married to Manyata.
Meraj is currently lodged at the Arthur Road prison after he was arrested for sending obscene messages to Bollywood actresses.