Plea seeks probe into film shoot on HC premises

Plea seeks probe into film shoot on HC premises

A petition was filed in the High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday challenging an unauthorised film shoot carried out on the court premises on August 15, 2017.  

The petitioner,  N P Amrutesh, argued that the shooting was done as part of a Kannada feature film entitled 'Ananthu v/s Nisrath'. He stated that the photo shoot was taken inside the Advocate Association Library.

The petitioner, a practising advocate, quoted the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950, which prevents the improper use of the name or pictorial representations of Parliament, state legislatures, the Supreme Court or high courts.

Branding the incident a security breach, he asked how could the court security personnel permit a photo shoot, when they check cameras and other instruments brought in by the press and scan every yellow board vehicle thoroughly.

He said he filed a complaint with the Vidhan Soudha police on October 14 regarding the incident, but no action had been taken so far. He also lodged a complaint with the registrar of the high  court.

He wanted the court to direct the police for a probe on his complaint so that further security violations on its premises could be avoided. He also urged the court to direct the arrest of people involved in the incident.  

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