Petition to stop release of RGV film in Hyderabad gangrape ahead of time: High Court

Ramgopal Verma.

The court has ruled on the application to stop the release of the film ‘Disha Encounter’. MK Mukherjee, counsel for the petitioner, said he would go to the Supreme Court and also file a case in a civil court here.

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  • Latest version:October 10, 2020, 8:38 am IST

Hyderabad. The Telangana High Court has filed an application filed by the father of a veterinarian who was killed after being raped in December 2012. The father of the deceased had requested to stop the release of a film based on the incident with his daughter. The court said the application was premature.

The film is produced by Ram Gopal Varma. He announced his decision earlier this year that he would make a film on rape and murder from a veterinarian.

The body of the doctor was found in Shadnagar on the morning of November 26 last year. He went missing a day earlier. On November 29, four truck drivers were arrested on charges of raping a woman, strangling her and then burning her body. However, four accused were later killed in an alleged fight with police.

The court, while ruling on the petition on Friday, said the petitioner still needed to use the measures available to him against the filmmaker. When contacted by the petitioner’s lawyer MAK Mookie, he said he would go to the Supreme Court and also file a case in a civil court here.

The petitioner named the Telangana government, the Cyberbad Police Commissioner and the in-charge of Shadnagar police station, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), RGV Film Factory and Ram Gopal Verma as the accused. Verma has already released the trailer of ‘Disha Encounter’ on social media forums.

The film has been viewed by 29 lakh people since its release two weeks ago. According to ‘Promotion’, the film will be released on November 26. The deceased’s father alleged that Verma had made the film without his consent. He said the filmmakers were hurting his family’s honor for making money and he requested the government and Verma to immediately remove the trailer of the film from YouTube.


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