Mumbai City Civil Court rejects Salman Khan’s plea for interim order in defamation suit against Panvel neighbour

The Mumbai City Civil Court on Friday would not pass any interim restraining order in favour of actor Salman Khan who has sued a neighbor for alleged defamation. The actor has filed a civil suit charging that Ketan Kakkad, who owns a plot of land close to the actor’s farmhouse in Panvel close to Mumbai, defamed him during an interview with a YouTube channel.

Judge Anil H Laddhad directed Kakkad to record his answer and posted the matter for further hearing on January 21.

Lawyers from DSK Legal which represents Khan sought an interim injunction (order) restraining Kakkad from making any further defamatory statements during the pendency of the suit.

In any case, Kakkad’s attorneys Abha Singh and Aditya Pratap went against the prayer, saying they got case papers just on Thursday evening and couldn’t go through the whole suit.

Advocate Singh additionally said there was no urgency and if Khan had waited for a month to file the suit, then Kakkad should get some time to file a reply.

Judge Laddhad then, at that point, adjourned the hearing.

As per Khan’s suit, Kakkad made offensive remarks against the actor while talking to a YouTuber. Two others who took part in the show have also been named as respondents.

Khan has additionally made YouTube, social media sites like, Facebook, Twitter and search engine giant Google parties to the suit, demanding that they be directed to block and eliminate the ‘defamatory content’ from their websites.