The Bombay High Court on Thursday extended the stay granted by a lower court on the process (summons) issued to superstar Salman Khan in connection with the alleged misbehaviour with a journalist in 2019.
In March of this year, a magistrate’s court issued the process to Mr Khan and his bodyguard, Nawaz Shaikh, and ordered them to appear in court on April 5.
The order was issued in response to a complaint made against the two by journalist Ashok Pandey, who claimed that they intimidated and attacked him.
Mr Khan had filed an appeal with the Supreme Court last month, opposing the summons.
The summons was stayed by the high court from April 5 until May 5.
Mr Khan’s bodyguard, Mr Shaikh, then filed a plea in response to the summons.
Both petitions were heard on Thursday before a single bench of Justice NJ Jamadar.
The summons against Mr Khan and his bodyguard were postponed until June 13 by the court.
The issue of a process indicates the start of criminal proceedings before a metropolitan or judicial magistrate relying on an individual’s complaint.
The procedure is issued by the magistrate court if it finds prima facie substance in the charges contained in the complaint.
When the procedure is issued, the accused individual must appear in court.