SC stays deportation of model's hubby

 
A bench of Justices B N Agrawal and G S Singvi said: “The operation of the order of August 10, 2009, issued by the superintendent of police (FRO), Panaji, Goa, remain stayed.’’

The Goa bench of Bombay High Court has been directed to hear the petition of Sterry by September 14.

Advocate Devdutt Kamat appearing for Sterry said the withdrawal of person of Indian origin (PIO) by the Centre was illegal and arbitrary.

The estranged husband of Ujjwala had approach the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Centre to allow him to stay in India after the Goa bench of Bombay High Court did not hear the matter. Sterry was given PIO status till 2021, due to his marriage to Ujjwala. He went into hiding after his PIO status was withdrawn on August 10.

Ujjwala, a former face of Yves Saint Laurent and who has also appeared on the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire magazines, has accused Sterry of attacking her.

However, Sterry, a former model from Scotland and a film producer, in the petition said: “My wife being an extremely influential and powerful person has tried to create havoc in my life by initiating false complaints lobbying for the cancellation of PIO (residence) card which was issued to me on October 11, 2006.’’

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