Actor Surveen Chawla on Monday surrendered before a court in Moonak town of Sangrur district, in a case of mocking the lawyer fraternity in Punjabi film “Taur Mittran Di.” She was granted bail on a bond of Rs 15,000.
Moonak resident and lawyer Arpinder Singh Sandhu had accused the film’s crew of using funny words for the legal fraternity and had filed a petition against them on September 7, 2012. He had prayed for action against them under sections 499, 500 and 120B of the IPC for defaming the legal profession.
On June 11, noted Bollywood actor Jimmy Shergill, director Navniat Singh, executive producer John Cherian and story writer Dheeraj Rattan had surrendered before the court of sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) Harsimranjit Singh in the same case.
Actors Amarinder Gill, Amita Pathak and others had also surrendered on Saturday in connection with the case. All of them were bailed out, after being directed to appear on Monday. Meanwhile, they got exemption from personal appearance in the court. The next hearing of the case has been fixed for July 26.
On May 29, the court had issued non-bailable warrants to 12 crew members for failing to appear in the court despite repeated issuance of summons.