Delhi HC dispose off plea seeking ban on ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ trailer

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The Delhi High Court on Monday disposed off a plea seeking a ban on the trailer of the upcoming movie “The Accidental Prime Minister” and asked the petitioner to file it as a public interest litigation.

Justice Vibhu Bakhru refused to entertain a plea which was filed by the petitioner, Pooja Mahajan, a Delhi-based fashion designer in her personal capacity.

The plea alleged that the trailer affected and harming the image of the office of the prime minister and violated Section 416 of the Indian Penal Code.

The plea, filed through advocate A Maitri, alleged that the trailer of the film defames the Constitutional post of the prime minister.

The petitioner said, “according to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) guidelines on films based on real-life characters, a ‘no objection certificate (NOC)’ is required, but no such NOC was obtained for the trailer.

Pooja Mahajan, in the plea has requested the court to issue direction to the Centre, YouTube, Google and CBFC to take steps to stop the display of the trailer.