Court rejects Salman Khan’s plea for interim order against his neighbour for allegedly making defamatory statements

Khan's suit claims that Kakkad made insulting remarks about Khan while speaking on a YouTube channel.

Salman Khan has sued his neighbour at his Panvel farmhouse for alleged slander and has asked the Mumbai City Civil Court for an interim restraining order. The court, however, refused to issue an interim ruling in the actor’s favour on Friday.

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Salman Khan is said to have filed a civil suit against Ketan Kakkad, who owns a block of property near the actor’s Panvel estate. During an interview with a YouTube channel, Kakkad allegedly defamed Salman. Judge Anil H Laddhad has ordered Kakkad to file a reply and has set a hearing date for January 21.

While the matter is underway, Khan’s lawyers from DSK Legal have asked for an interim order barring Kakkad from making any further statements.

However, Kakkad’s lawyers objected to the interim ruling, claiming that they received the case papers on Thursday evening and did not have enough time to read the full action. They claimed that if Khan is given a month to bring the lawsuit, Kakkad should be given enough time to respond.

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Khan’s suit claims that Kakkad made insulting remarks about Khan while speaking on a YouTube channel. Two other people who took part in the interview have also been designated as respondents in the lawsuit. The superstar also named YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Google as defendants in the lawsuit, requesting that the allegedly offensive video be blocked and deleted from their platforms. Khan is requesting a permanent injunction prohibiting Kakkad from posting or publishing derogatory material about him.

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