Ivory case: HC asks Mohanlal to appear before lower court

Mohanlal. Photo: Facebook/ActorMohanlal

Kochi: The Kerala High Court here on Monday asked actor Mohanlal to appear before the lower court for further proceedings in the ivory case against him. The court issued the judgement while considering the actor’s petition against a ruling of the Perumbavoor magistrate court.

The government had approached Perumbavoor magistrate court seeking to quash the FIR against Mohanlal by claiming that the case won’t stand. But the court rejected the petition and served a summons to the actor asking him to appear before the court. Questioning this order of the magistrate court, Mohanlal approached the High Court with a fresh petition.

While considering the actor’s plea, Justice Mary Joseph observed that Mohanlal has no right to move the plea against the magistrate court order. The court pointed out that only the government should move an appeal against the lower court’s order. The High Court also sought an explanation from the government in this regard.

The HC also rejected Mohanlal’s request seeking temporary relief from appearing before the lower court.

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