The Bombay High Court today stayed the execution of a non-bailable warrant issued against actor Preity Zinta for failing to appear before a magistrate in a cheque bounce case.
Justice Revati Mohite Dere stayed the warrant issued by the Andheri metropolitan magistrate yesterday after Zinta failed to appear before it to record her statement in the case.
"Zinta had filed an application before the magistrate requesting the court to record her statement through her lawyers. This is permitted by the Supreme Court by one of its judgments," Zinta's advocates Vishwajit Sawant and Subhash Jadhav said.
However, the magistrate refused to hear the application and issued a non-bailable warrant against Zinta and posted the matter for hearing on February 10.
The actor approached the high court today challenging the warrant.
"The High Court stayed execution of the warrant and has kept the petition for hearing on January 30," Jadhav said.
The cheque bounce case was filed by scriptwriter Abbas Tyrewala who had written script for her film 'Ishkq In Paris'.
According to the complaint, a cheque of Rs 18.9 lakh issued by Zinta had bounced.