A plea was filed in the Delhi High Court on 11 July seeking removal of certain scenes from the Netflix series Sacred Games, claiming that its content was derogatory to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
The plea, which alleged that certain scenes and dialogues in the show defamed the former Prime Minister, was mentioned earlier in the day before a bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar, which allowed it to be listed later in the afternoon. When the matter came up for hearing, the Justice Mittal recused herself without giving any reason. The plea will now be heard by a different bench on July 12.
The plea moved against Netflix, Nawazuddin, Phantom Productions, Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap and GOI seeks a stay on streaming of an episode of Sacred Games and deletion of a particular part of the episode containing derogatory and abusive remarks against former PM Rajiv Gandhi.
With inputs from PTI and ANI.
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