Sex determination case: HC issued notice to King Khan and his wife
Mumbai, 9th December 2013:
Bollywood king, Shah Rukh Khan, and his wife Gauri has been received a notice from the Bombay High Court on a petition registered by a social activist, challenging a order of magistrate avoiding her application for documents applicable to the actor’s child born through surrogacy.
Varsha Deshpande, who is a social activist, has lodged an FIR in the court where magistrate has sought action against actor, his wife and Jaslok Hospital under the Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act (PCPNDT).
Deshpande has claimed that Khans had organized and carry out a sex determination test during the period of time preceding their third child, AbRam, was born through surrogacy.
Deshpande had sought documents prevailing to the surrogacy process and documents collected by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in its investigation into the situation.
An inquiry started by the civic body coming after the result of the allegations of Deshpande and gave a clean chit to Khan and his wife, claiming no illegal act under the PCPNDT Act had been dedicated.
Deshpande’s lawyer, who is an advocate Uday Warunjikar, claimed, “the magistrate rejected our application seeking production and verification of documents following which we approached the High Court”. The actor, his wife, Jaslok Hospital, and the civic body received the notice by Justice R P Sondurbaldota on Friday, and published the situation for hearing on January 10.