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Hardik Pandya gets interim relief from Rajasthan High Court in KWK controversy

Pandya has been facing hardships ever since the beginning of the year.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The show Koffee With Karan turned out to be equivalent to a dreadful dream for Indian all-round cricketer Hardik Pandya. He made some remarks along with KL Rahul that were termed as ‘sexist’ and ‘misogynist’. Subsequently, he was banned by BCCI’s Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA)  and he was sent back midway from the Australia tour.

However, the ban got lifted soon after, much to the relief of the youngster. Subsequently, the 25-year-old Baroda cricketer resumed his cricketing duties and made his comeback in the five-match ODI series against New Zealand a couple of months ago. After the show aired on television and online platforms, an FIR was lodged at the Luni Police Station, Jodhpur by one Devaram Meghwal.

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The FIR had Sections 153 (A), 292, 295 (A), 504 of the Indian Penal Code, Section 67 of the Information and Technology Act, 2000 and Section 3 (1) (u) and 3 (1) (v) of the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. Pandya thereafter asked the Rajasthan High Court to quash the FIR Now, the youngster has more reasons to cheer as the court has given him interim relief.

Sigh of relief for Hardik Pandya

On Friday, the Jodhpur bench of the Rajasthan High Court stayed the proceedings against Pandya in relation to the FIR launched against the fast-bowling cricketer, who is currently playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Mumbai Indians (MI). It has been done until the next hearing as per reports in Bar and Bench. The bench, comprising of Justice Manoj Kumar Garg issued a notice to the state.

A team from Lex Chambers, Delhi, headed by Managing Partner Rahul Dhawan, Head of Litigation Visesh Issar, and Senior Associate Varun Sharma, represented Hardik. The Court also mentioned that like Hardik, a similar relief has been given to the 26-year-old Rahul, who’s also plying his trade in the IPL.

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