In a major relief for actor Sunny Leone (Karanjit Kaur Vohra) and her husband Daniel Weber, the Kerala High Court on Wednesday stayed a cheating case registered against them.
While hearing a petition filed by the couple and their employee, the court ordered a stay on the case including all further actions related to it.
A complaint was filed against Sunny Leone alleging that she did not perform at an event despite taking lakhs of rupees. Subsequently, she and her husband were booked for offences punishable under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating and dishonesty inducing delivery of property) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
However, the actor and her husband moved to the court with that plea that complainant had moved a civil suit with the same allegations which was dismissed by a Magistrate Court in July 2022 for want of evidence.
The couple urged the court to quash the proceedings against them.
(With agency input)