The Kerala High Court has recently granted interim protection from arrest to actor Sunny Leone, her husband Daniel Weber, and their employee Sunil Rajani who had filed an anticipatory bail application for a cheating case against them.
A single bench led by Justice Ashok Menon also ordered that police should serve notice on them as per Section 41A of the Code of Criminal Procedure if they were needed for interrogation.
The case was due to a cheating complaint filed by an event management firm which alleged the petitioner had failed to appear for their Valentine’s Day event in 2019 after accepting payment of around Rs 29 lakh.
The organizers the petitioners (Mrs. Leone and others) said that the organizers kept on postponing the event even when they were present and that they even came to Kochi on February 14, 2019, and performed the show, but the complainants did not pay the rest of the agreed amount that is due to them.
Since it was also a contractual case, the petitioners argued that the FIR registered under cheating and criminal breach of trust was unsustainable in law.