New Delhi Aug 28(ILNS): A Delhi Tis Hazari Court directed Singer and Actor Honey Singh to appear before it on September 3 in connection with the domestic violence case filed against him by his wife, Shalini Talwar, after he failed to appear today before the Court citing poor health.
While Honey Singh’s wife Shalini Talwar opposed this and asked him to issue an order to appear in the court, he or no one is above the law.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Tania Singh said that Since Honey Singh failed to appear in the court today and his lawyers have filed an exemption from personal appearance it is not supported by any documentation. The court directed the singer to file the medical certificate and also appear in-person on the next date.
After the Lawyers of Honey Singh assured the court of his personal presence on the next date, the CMM posted the matter to September 3. The Court directed the Singer to file affidavit stating his income as well. The Court restrained Honey Singh from selling or transfer the property jointly owned with his wife and put an interim stay on it.
Shalini Talwar, who appeared before the Court today, claimed that Singh beat her many times in the last few years and she has been constantly living under fear as he and his family have threatened her with physical harm.
Senior Partner, Karanjawala & Co,Sandeep Kapur, and his team comprising of Niharika Karanjawala, Apoorva Pandey, Gudipati Kashyap and Kallakuri Sharat Kumar Represented Shalini Talwar in the court.
Talwar in her petition further alleged that Singh and his family members were brash and violent towards her and that Singh has a history of criminal intimidation, hurt, brutal violence towards people who do not give in to his demands.
It is also alleged that Singh and his family members have indulged in cruelty and tortured her immensely, the applicant says that she is entitled to compensation from them. She has approached the Court under Section 12 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
In her Petition, she said that, due to mental harassment and cruelty imposed upon her over a period of time, she also suffered from symptoms of depression and sought medical help.
The Petition further said that Honey Singh showed no shame in attacking, browbeating, manhandling, cheating, being disloyal, and causing irreparable harm to the woman he was supposed to cherish and protect.
In view of this, the applicant sought direction from Singh to pay her rent of Rs. 5 lacs per month. She also sought to restrain Honey Singh from disposing of or selling the matrimonial home or her stridhan.
Talwar also sought Rs10 crore as compensation amount under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act.
The Court directed Honey Singh to appear before it on the next date of hearing on September 3./ILNS/AP/SNG