Former Miss World Yukta Mookhey Monday approached the Bombay High Court challenging the interim protection against arrest granted to her estranged husband Prince Tuli by a sessions court.
Tuli,a Nagpur-based businessman,had filed an anticipatory bail plea in the sessions court after Mookhey filed a complaint alleging cruelty and unnatural offences.
Mookhey contended that the sessions court had prejudged the issue instead of investigating the case properly. In her complaint filed at the Amboli police station on July 3,Mookhey had alleged that Tuli had committed offences under sections 498 A (harassment),406 (criminal breach of trust) and 377 (unnatural sex).
While granting Tuli interim protection,the sessions court directed that he cannot leave India without the courts permission. Tuli also has to attend the office of the investigating officer,the court said.
Jamshed Mistry and Pradeep Havnur,Mookheys lawyers,said the HC has asked them to serve their application to Tuli and adjourned the hearing for two weeks.
Tulis lawyer had contended before the lower court that Mookhey was living separately for the past one year and there was no explanation as to why she filed the complaint so late. Mookhey,however,said her phone was in Tulis possession. She was apprehensive that he would make public some of the videos that the couple shot soon after their wedding,Mookhey added.