Latha Rajinikanth got into forgery case! A recent development in the legal landscape involves a Chennai-based company’s pursuit of justice through the nation’s highest legal authority, the Supreme Court. The company, M/s Ad Bureau Advertising Private Limited, has taken the initiative to revive a case of alleged cheating against Latha Rajinikanth, the wife of the renowned actor Rajinikanth.
This legal saga has traversed through different stages of judicial scrutiny, from the lower courts to the High Court, and now the matter has landed on the doorstep of the Supreme Court. The controversy centers around a chain of events relating to financial commitments and a guarantee executed by Latha Rajinikanth.
The crux of the matter originates from allegations directed towards another company, M/s Mediaone Global Entertainment Limited. The complainant, M/s Ad Bureau Advertising Private Limited, accused Mediaone Global Entertainment Limited of failing to meet their financial obligations related to a film project. It is claimed that Latha Rajinikanth had extended her support by providing a guarantee on behalf of Mediaone Global Entertainment Limited. However, when the film project incurred losses, the guarantee was not fulfilled, leading to the emergence of this legal battle.
Taking action, Latha Rajinikanth sought a restraining order against numerous news agencies, totaling 70, in an attempt to prevent them from publishing news about the allegations against her and her family. This injunction was granted by the civil court in Bangalore in December 2014. However, this move was just one facet of the complex legal landscape that was gradually unfolding.
In response to the legal actions and allegations, the complainant filed a criminal complaint asserting that a forged document was presented before the civil court in Bangalore to establish jurisdiction and obtain the injunction. This marked the initiation of a multi-pronged legal battle that delved into allegations of forgery, false evidence, false statements, and cheating.
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The legal tussle reached the Karnataka High Court, where a single judge bench, comprising Justice M Nagaprasanna, examined the merits of the case. The High Court decision was a mixed one, where it quashed certain aspects of the case while allowing others to stand. Specifically, the High Court upheld the charges related to forgery, concluding that the allegations and the subsequent cognizance by the magistrate were warranted under Section 463 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
However, the High Court opted to set aside certain charges. It determined that allegations of false evidence (Section 196 IPC) and false statements (Section 199 IPC) could not be the basis for criminal proceedings based solely on a police final report. According to the High Court, such offenses required a written complaint from the relevant court to initiate legal action.
The crux of the issue revolved around the cheating allegations. The High Court’s assessment was that the complainant had not presented sufficient evidence to establish inducement leading to the transfer of property. This assessment contributed to the High Court’s decision not to sustain the charges of cheating in the case.
the legal battle involving Latha Rajinikanth, M/s Ad Bureau Advertising Private Limited, and Mediaone Global Entertainment Limited presents a complex interplay of allegations, legal procedures, and judicial decisions. With the matter now placed before the Supreme Court, a final chapter is yet to be written in this legal saga. The legal journey, which began with claims of financial irregularities and a guarantee, has traversed through injunctions, allegations of forgery, and questions of jurisdiction. As the Supreme Court takes up the matter, the legal community and the public at large await its determination, which will undoubtedly have ramifications for the parties involved and potentially set legal precedents for future cases.