Following the consensual divorce of model-turned-actor Yukta Mookhey and her estranged husband Prince Tuli, the Bombay High Court today quashed the criminal complaint filed by the former Miss World against her in-laws.
On July 3, 2013, Yukta Mookhey filed a case against her husband, parents-in-law and sisters-in-law under sections 498A (cruelty) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the IPC. She had accused Tuli under IPC section 377 (unnatural sex) also.
She had also filed a private compliant with magistrate alleging cruelty by Tuli.
The family court in suburban Bandra yesterday granted Yukta and Tuli a divorce by mutual consent, Tuli's lawyer Filji Fredrick said.
Tuli had moved the High Court seeking to quash the criminal complaint filed by Mookhey against him and his parents in Andheri police station alleging harassment and cruelty under the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act and the Indian Penal Code.
However, today their lawyers told the the High Court that they had got a divorce by mutual consent and wanted the criminal complaint quashed.
The court was told that the couple had agreed to certain terms and conditions. Mookhey had agreed not to seek any compensation from her husband, while Tuli had consented not to seek the custody of their child.
Following which the division bench of Justices V M Kanade and P D Kode quashed the criminal complaint.
The High Court had last year appointed a mediator to settle the dispute. Tuli was granted interim protection from arrest in connection with the complaint filed by Mookhey.
The mediation failed, but the couple, who had married in 2008, eventually agreed to obtain consensual divorce.