HC asks Bigg Boss producers to cooperate with cops
The Bombay HC permitted producers of reality show 'Bigg Boss' to continue with the telecast of the show till November 21 but have also directed them to cooperate with the police in investigations.india Updated: Oct 24, 2008 18:21 IST
The Bombay High Court today permitted producers of reality show
to continue with the telecast of the show till November 21 but have also directed them to cooperate with the police in investigations.
The police is investigating a complaint filed by Mumbai Youth Congress President Sunil Ahire claiming that the show is obsecene and abusive.
Producers of the show, Endemol, had then approached the High Court seeking to quash the FIR.
Justice V K Tahilramani today directed the producers and director of the show to co-operate with the police in their investigations.
The court has adjourned the matter for further hearing on November 21 till which the show can be telecast.
The petition filed by the producers states that the show is not obscene, but competitors of the channel Colors (which airs it) are creating "hype about obscenity".
It further alleges that "it was no coincidence" that Ahire belongs to the Congress, of which Sanjay Nirupam is also a member.
Nirupam was eliminated from the show after the first week.
Ahire had filed a complaint against producers of the show, its director, and participants including Rahul Mahajan (late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan's son), Payal Rohatgi and Sambhavana Seth on the ground that the show was `obscene'.
First Published: Oct 24, 2008 16:43 IST