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Actress monicabedi GetsMPHC Relif in Fake passport case
Posted Date:-11/19/2019 5:24:13 PM


The Madhya Pradesh High Court has ordered the acquittal of former Bollywood actress Monica Bedi alias Fauzia Usman, a partner of jailed gangster Abu Salem in a fake passport case.

Government advocate Shashank Upadhyay said that a single bench of Justice Vishnu Pratap Singh Chauhan on Monday neither found any error or injustice nor justified it to interfere with the appellate court's conclusion.


Upadhyay said the court pointed out the deficiency in the police investigation, which failed to get Bedi's signature on the verification report matched with other documents.


Justice Chauhan said, "Since the (signature) has not been examined, this court cannot, at this revisional level, direct a re-inquiry to fill the lacuna."


The High Court rejected two criminal amendments against the acquittal of Bedi - one filed by the state government, and another suit based on a newspaper report.

Upadhyay said that on 6 September 2007, an appellate court in Bhopal acquitted Bedi in a fake passport case.A case under section 419, 420, 467, 468, 471, 120 (b) and 182 of the Indian Penal Code was registered against Bedi and some others at Bhopal's Koh-e-Fiza Police Station.

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