Surrender passport, HC tells Adnan Sami

Surrender passport,  HC tells Adnan Sami

The Bombay High Court has directed Pakistani pop singer Adnan Sami to hand over his passport to police which is probing a harassment case filed by the singer’s ex-wife Sabah Galadari.

Justice R P Sondurbaldota, after hearing Sabah’s plea on Thursday, ordered the singer to hand over the passport to the investigating office immediately or face impounding of the travel document.

Sabah in her application informed the court that Sami had failed to comply with the May 2009 court order.

The high court in the 2009 matter had asked Sami to furnish two sureties which he did, but in July this year the two guarantors expressed their wish to withdraw from the matter.

Basing on this fact, Sabah said that since Adnan has no surety now, “this is tantamount to violation of 2009 order in which he had secured anticipatory bail.”

Meanwhile, Sami’s counsel informed the court that the singer was unable to be physically present for the hearing as he was unwell.

On Monday, the high court had also asked Sami who at present stays with his third wife Roya Faribi to vacate the five-in-one duplex flats in Oberoi Sky Garden nestling in the posh and swanky Lokhandwala Complex, in north-west suburb Andheri; the order was issued in the wake of Sabah claiming that the said apartment was her matrimonial home.

Incidentally, the singer-cum-musician recently also sought permission from the court to go abroad to perform shows; the court has asked for details and the matter will come up for hearing on December 23.

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