BOLLYWOOD ACTRESS Priyanka Chopra on Wednesday sought the transfer of a criminal case filed by her former secretary Prakash Jaju in a court at Mhow to the Indore district court.
The case pertains to threats issued to Jaju by underworld don Chhota Shakeel allegedly at the behest of Priyanka and her father Ashok over a financial dispute involving Rs 1.37 crore.
The former Miss World, through her counsel Chandrashekhar Raikwar, filed the application seeking the transfer of the case in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate A P Rahul.
The application by Priyanka’s lawyer said a law and order problem might arise if Priyanka and her father appear in the court at Mhow on February 22 in response to summons issued against them.
Mhow is about 25 km from Indore and there have been protests in the town against her role in Hindi film Krrish.
The road from Indore airport to Mhow passed through some dense wooded areas and that may require heavy deployment of police force if she travels by car. If the case is transferred to Indore court, she could be brought to the court straight from the airport without much problem, Raikwar contended.
The court issued a notice to Jaju following the transfer application and sought relevant case records from the court in Mhow. The next hearing has been fixed for February 15.
According to the case filed a couple of years ago, Jaju received threatening phone calls from Chhota Shakeel over the payment of Rs 1.37 crore as commission owed by the former Miss World.