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Actor Barsha Priyadarshini to move SC for transfer of case from Delhi to Odisha

Cuttack: Ollywood actor Barsha Priyadarshini is likely to move Supreme Court requesting transfer of the divorce petition filed by her husband, actor-turned-MP Anubhav Mohanty from Delhi’s Patiala House Court to a court in Odisha.

Speaking to media, Barsha’s counsel Ram Krushna Rath said, “Barsha has no brother or father and she is cannot afford to travel Delhi to attend the case hearings. Therefore, she is planning to move to Supreme Court seeking transfer of the divorce case from Patiala House Court to Cuttack’s family court.”

Meanwhile, the Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Court in Cuttack on Monday deferred the hearing of the domestic violence case filed by Barsha Priyadarshini against the Kendrapara BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty to October 12.

Barsha’s petition filed under miscellaneous cases under section 12 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act was deferred by the SDJM Court as the district protection officer (DPO) had not submitted Domestic Incident Report (DIR) in connection with the case.

“As the protection officer is yet to submit DIR, the SDJM Court said that the case cannot be taken up further and deferred the hearing to October 12, 2020. I will request the protection officer to record the statement of the concerned persons and submit the report through the Collectorate in the court,” said Barsha’s counsel Ram Krushna Rath after the first hearing of the case.

“No one from Anubhav’s side was present in the court today. They had earlier said that they did not receive any notice in connection with the case. I do not know why they are hiding,” added Rath.

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