Delhi HC gives go-ahead to release of 'Batla House' film with certain modifications

The petition had claimed that the film, slated to be released on Independence Day, shows a link between the bomb blasts and the encounter and would, therefore affect the trial in both cases.

Published: 13th August 2019 06:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2019 06:47 PM   |  A+A-

A still from John Abraham-starrer 'Batla House'.

A still from John Abraham-starrer 'Batla House'. (Photo | YouTube Screengrab)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High court Tuesday gave the go-ahead to the release of movie Batla House on August 15 after the filmmakers agreed to certain modifications.

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Justice Vibhu Bakhru passed the consent order and said the filmmakers are bound by their statement and disposed of the petition.

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The filmmakers agreed to put certain disclaimers and delete some scenes in the movie which were objectionable to the petitioners - Ariz Khan, who is facing trial in the Batla House encounter case, and Shahzad Ahmed, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court and his appeal is pending in the high court.

The petition had claimed that the film, slated to be released on Independence Day, shows a link between the bomb blasts and the encounter and would, therefore, prejudicially affect the trial in both cases.

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