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HC to hear plea against serial 'Sacred Games' for allegedly defaming Rajiv Gandhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A plea was filed in the High Court today seeking removal of certain scenes from the series 'Sacred Games', claiming that some of its content was derogatory to former Gandhi.

The plea, which alleged that certain scenes and dialogues in the show defamed the late leader, was first mentioned earlier in the day before a bench of Acting and Justice C Hari Shankar, which allowed it to be listed sometime later.

When the matter came up for hearing in the afternoon, the acting recused from hearing it without assigning any reason.

The plea will now be heard by a different bench tomorrow.

The petition, filed through Shashank Garg, contends that the show, starring and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, "incorrectly depicts historical events of the country like Bofors case, case, Babri Masjid case and communal riots".

The plea seeks directions to Entertainment, the show's -- -- and the Centre to ensure "in toto" removal of the allegedly offensive scenes and derogatory remarks made directly or indirectly against the former or his family.

The first season of the show, comprising eight episodes, was released on July 6 and is available in 190 countries in four languages, the petition said.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 18:00 IST