Actor-turned-politician Anubhav Mohanty and his wife Varsha Priyadarshini appeared in a family court here on Friday.
The court heard a plea filed by Anubhav seeking ex parte decree on his divorce petition for dissolution of his marriage with Varsha. The court, however, rejected the plea.
“Today the family court heard a petition filed by Anubhav. In the petition, he had appealed to the court to pass an ex parte decree citing non-appearance of his wife. The court disposed off the prayer as ‘not pressed’, meaning that the relief sought by the petitioner is not pressed and the prayer is disposed off. We have also filed reply in the court,” Ramkrushna Rath, Varsha’s lawyer said.
The couple also appeared in the conciliation centre of the court today. While one among them frequently skipped the appearance earlier, both remained present today and were counselled by the counselling officer for about two hours. The officer counselled them to find out ways to sort out the issues between them mutually and avoid the divorce.
As per the legal procedure, another date has been fixed on July 14 by the court. The both will appear and get counselled again so that the divorce can be avoided. If conciliation fails, the court will go ahead with the divorce case.
The family court appearance of the couple came a day after Anubhav approached the Purighat police station and lodged a written complaint. He alleged trespassing of ‘helmet wearing’ unknown person into his house. Eventually, Varsha also lodged a counter-complaint against her husband at the police station. Before Actress also Filed Fresh Complaint Against In-Laws.
“The law will take its own course. That’s all I can say. Its personal life I don’t want to discuss with anyone else. Let's truth prevails,” Anubhav said while coming out of the court.