Jessica case: Malini moves HC to visit Durban
Malini Ramani has sought permission from the Delhi HC to visit South Africa to participate in a fashion show.india Updated: Jun 19, 2006 20:36 IST
Malini Ramani, socialite and one of the key witness in the Jessica Lall murder caseon Mondaymoved a fresh application before the Delhi High Court seeking permission for visiting South Africa in connnection with a fashion show.
Vacation Judge, Justice Gita Mittal while issuing notice to the Delhi police for its reply, posted the matter for further hearing to June 21.
Malini in her latest application, filed through counsel Viraj Datar, sought permission to visit South Africa between June 20-27 to enable her to participate in the 'MTN Durban Fashion' week.
In her petition, Malini complained that she had sought permission from the Delhi police to undertake the trip but the latter rejected the same in view of the appeal proceedings in the Jessica Lall case being heard by the High Court.
The socialite, who is a fashion designer, submitted that she had participated in the same fashion show last year too, and is only one of the two Indian designers who have been invited to showcase their collections at this year's show.
However, counsel for the Delhi police present in the court sought time to verify the claim of the fashion show following which Justice Gita Mittal posted the matter to June 21.
A Division Bench of the High Court had earlier on May 19, 2006, granted permission to Malini to visit London and New York in connection with similar fashion shows.