Kerala HC grants interim protection from arrest to Sunny Leone, husband in cheating case

Kerala HC grants interim protection from arrest to Sunny Leone, husband in cheating case

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday granted interim protection from arrest to Sunny Leone, her husband Daniel Weber and their employee in an FIR registered for alleged cheating due to non-performance of a contract for stage show.

A bench of Justice Ashok Menon issued notice in the anticipatory bail in the anticipatory bail application filed by them, Live Law reported.

Sunny on Tuesday moved the Kerala High court seeking anticipatory bail in a cheating complaint filed by an event management firm which alleged she had failed to appear for their Valentine’s Day event in 2019 after accepting payment of around Rs 29 lakh. The petitioners– Leone alias Karenjt Kaur Vohra along with her husband Daniel Weber, and another person– submitted they were innocent, ready to cooperate with the investigation and no manner of criminality can be attributed against them.

It was also submitted that”if arrested and remanded, it will cause irreparableloss and injury” to them. Leone, who was questioned by Kochi crime branch officials on February 3 at Thiruvananthapuram, said it was only then she realised that an FIR had been registered against them undervarious sections of IPC including 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) .

While the event management organisers maintained that the former ‘Big Boss’ contestant had not turned up for their function, Sunny said she had come twice and the event was not held.

Though the function had to be postponed several times, it was finally scheduled to be held at Adlux International Convention Centre at Angamally near Kochi.

The’Ragini MMS 2′ star reportedly stated that the programme had been rescheduled several times by the organisers and it was not due to her inconvenience and a balance amount of Rs 12 lakh was still due to her.

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