The Bombay Excessive Court docket right this moment restrained sale, circulation and distribution of aviator-industrialist Vijaypat Singhania’s autobiography titled ‘An Incomplete Life’.
Vijaypat Singhania, 83, former chairperson of the Raymond Group, is embroiled in a authorized battle along with his estranged son Gautam Singhania and the Raymond Firm over the discharge of the ebook.
In 2019, Raymond Ltd and its chairman Gautam Singhania had filed fits in a Thane district classes court docket and a civil court docket in Mumbai, looking for injunction in opposition to the ebook claiming its contents had been defamatory.
In April 2019, the Thane court docket had granted an injunction on the discharge of the ebook.
The corporate on Thursday approached the excessive court docket looking for pressing reliefs claiming Vijaypat Singhania had “surreptitiously” launched the 232-page ebook on Sunday (October 31).
On Thursday, a trip bench of Justice SP Tavade heard Raymond’s plea and handed an order restraining additional sale, distribution and circulation of the ebook.
The corporate sought the HC to restrain the publishers, Macmillan Publishers Pvt Ltd, from additional distributing, promoting or making out there the ebook.
The petition, filed by means of advocates Kartik Nayar, Rishab Kumar and Krish Kalra, claimed Vijaypat Singhania and the publishers had breached an April 2019 order issued by the classes court docket in Thane district by which an injunction was issued on launch of the autobiography.
“The excessive court docket and the Thane classes court docket had handed a number of orders between February 2019 and April 2019 restraining Vijaypat Singhania from publishing or releasing his autobiography,” Mr Nayar mentioned.
“Nevertheless, the respondents (Vijaypat Singhania and publishers) in wilful disregard to the orders have already revealed the ebook titled ‘An Incomplete Life’ and put it on the market out there,” he mentioned.
The petition mentioned they needed to strategy the excessive court docket immediately because the Thane classes court docket was shut for Diwali trip.
Justice Tavade, after listening to the matter, handed an order restraining Vijaypat Singhania and the publishers from promoting, circulating or distributing the ebook.
“Individuals shall stop and desist from promoting, displaying, writing, enhancing, printing, authoring, promoting, providing on the market, additional distribution, or in any other case making out there the ebook immediately or not directly,” the court docket mentioned.
As per the corporate’s petition, the autobiography infringes upon its proper to privateness, defames the agency and likewise discusses its enterprise operations and different confidential info.
“The ebook can also be believed to be containing info and particulars concerning the confidential arbitration proceedings and different authorized proceedings which are on-going between the petitioner’s (Raymond) chairman Gautam Singhania and Vijaypat Singhania,” the plea mentioned.
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