No order on Salman Khan’s plea in defamation case as judge retires; Case to be heard afresh now

India: Another bench of the Bombay High Court will have to hear Salman Khan’s plea against his neighbour after Justice CV Bhadang who is due to retire on Friday, said that he’s listing the matter as part heard due to lack of time and other administrative work.

In the last hearing the judge had reserved the order on the matter, and on Thursday, he said it wouldn’t be possible to pronounce the verdict in the matter and that the matter will be heard afresh by another judge.

On October 11, the Bombay High Court reserved its order on a plea filed by actor Salman Khan against a Mumbai court order refusing to issue him an interim relief in a defamation case filed by him against his Panvel farmhouse neighbour Ketan Kakkar.

Sessions Court had earlier refused to pass a restraining order against his neighbour Ketan Kakkar’s post which Salman moved the Bombay High Court. Last month, the High Court, after hearing the matter, reserved its order.

In August this year, Salman filed an appeal in the Bombay High Court against the Sessions Court’s earlier order which refused to pass a restraining order against his Panvel farmhouse neighbour NRI Ketan Kakkar.