Actor Salman Khan filed an application in a Mumbai court on Monday seeking contempt action against self-styled critic Kamaal R Khan for his “continuous defamatory remarks” on social media despite his undertaking not to do so before the Bombay City Civil High Court, Bar and Bench reported.
Salman Khan’s lawyer, Pradeep Gandhy told Additional Sessions Judge CV Marathe that despite the last hearing, Kamaal R Khan continued to post “defamatory remarks” on his social media. The application stated that Kamaal R Khan had indicated Salman Khan to be a “career destroyer”, “Gunda bhai“, etc.
Claiming that Kamaal R Khan tweeted about an incident of someone breaking into his house and implied that the act was committed by Salman Khan to scare him, Gandhy said such false information maligned his client’s reputation and defamed him.
Last month, Salman Khan had sued Kamaal R Khan over defamatory remarks made against him. While Kamaal R Khan had said that Salman Khan had taken this step as he was displeased by the former’s review of his latest film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, the actor’s legal team had clarified that the suit was initiated because Kamaal R Khan was publishing and endorsing defamatory allegations.
The statement also said that Kamaal R Khan, through his lawyer, had agreed to not write anything about Salman Khan until the next hearing. However with the posts on Kamaal R Khan’s social media account since then, he proved that he had “no regard whatsoever for the order and he was repeatedly, wilfully committing contempt by making defamatory remarks against Khan,” the application stated.
Gandhy urged the court to detain Kamaal R Khan in civil prison as per provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure, to ensure the personal presence of Kamaal R Khan either by issuing bailable or non-bailable warrants and to forthwith withdraw and/or recall and/or take down all contemptuous content, according to Bar and Bench.
The matter will be heard next on Friday.
Radhe, also starring Disha Patani, released on Zee Plex and theatres on May 14.