TN court issues summon to Shilpa Shetty
Summons were issued to Shilpa Shetty and Reema Sen in connection with publication of "obscene pictures" in a Tamil eveninger.Updated: Feb 14, 2006 20:56 IST
A city court on Tuesday issued summons to Bollywood actresses Shilpa Shetty and Reema Sen in connection with the publication of "obscene pictures" in a Tamil eveninger.
Acting on the complaint of advocate T Dakshinamoorthy, Judicial Magistrate Seetaraman directed the actresses and the publisher of the eveninger Tamil Murasu, RN Murugan to appear before the court on March 10.
The petitioner had submitted that the paper had carried "sexy blow ups" and "medium posters" in its issues on seven days in December and January.
This has violated Section 3 and 4 of the Indecent Representation of women(prohibition) Act and Sec 3 of Young persons Harmful Publications Act and IPC sec 292 (Sale of Obscene books), the petition said.
Apart from "misleading the youth, the pictures would also increase violence against women," the petition added.
The pictures should be confiscated under the provisions of the Press and registration of Books act, 1967, it further demanded.
First Published: Feb 14, 2006 20:27 IST