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PIL seeking stay on screening of 'The Accidental Prime Minister' withdrawn

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

A PIL in the and seeking a stay on the release of the movie'The Accidental Prime Minister', was Wednesday withdrawn.

The bench of and Justice allowed the petitioner to withdraw his petition.

"Before the arguments could start, the for the petitioner sought permission from the court to withdraw the petition and it was granted," Satya Pal Jain, of said here.

Jain along with another was representing the Centre and the

"We appeared on behalf of the and the and we informed the court that a similar petition on similar grounds has been dismissed by the Delhi court," said Jain.

The had earlier in the day dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL), seeking a ban on the film and its trailer alleging that it defamed the constitutional post of the

The petition in the and was filed on Tuesday by Anumit Singh Sodhi, son of Sports minister

The petitioner had claimed that the film intended to show former in poor light and spoil his image.

Sodhi also questioned the timing of the release of the movie just ahead of the Lok Sabha polls calling it a "political propaganda".

He demanded the cancellation of the certificate issued to the film by the Central Board of (CBFC).

The film starring as is based on a book of the same name by the former prime minister's and is scheduled to release on January 11.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 20:36 IST