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Warrants issued against filmstars for "posing in an obscene manner"

NBWs issued to Reema Sen, Shilpa Shetty

Madurai, April. 21 (PTI): A local court today issued non-bailable warrants against actors Reema Sen and Shilpa Shetty for "posing in an obscene manner" in photographs published in a Tamil eveninger.

A non-bailable warrant has also been issued to the eveninger’s editor Murugan.

Judicial Magistrate II Seetharaman had been issuing summons on a petition filed by one Dhakshinamoorthy, an advocate here from February 15.

The Judge had earlier ordered them to appear on March 10. Subsequent summons also did not elicit any response. The summons were also published in newspapers in Hindi and English.

However, the actresses failed to appear in the court. Hence non-bailable warrants were issued today.

The petitioner submitted that the paper had carried "very sexy blow ups and medium blow ups" in its issues on Sundays in December 2005 and January this year.

The petitioner said this was violative of Indecent Representation of Women (prohibition) Act and Young Persons Harmful Publications Act and IPC Sec 292 (sale of obscene books).

Apart from misleading the youth, the pictures would increase violence against women, the petitioner contended. The pictures should be confiscated under the provisions of the Press and Registration of Book Act, 1967, he demanded.