A local Delhi court said “no one is above the law” after singer Yo Yo Honey Singh failed to appear before him in the domestic violence case filed against him by his wife Shalini Talwar. The court also ordered Yo Yo Honey Singh to appear before her at the next court date, September 3, ANI news agency reported. “No one is above the law. Surprised to see how this case is taken lightly,” said metropolitan magistrate Tania Singh, according to the PTI news agency. “Honey Singh did not appear. You have not filed her income affidavit and are not ready with the arguments,” the court told the singer’s attorney.
The court also requested Yo Yo Honey Singh’s medical report and details of his tax returns. Singh’s attorney said they would file his medical records and tax returns at the earliest, even though he was seeking an exemption from personal appearance saying the singer was not feeling well. The lawyer later assured the court that he would appear at the next court date.
Earlier this month, Yo Yo Honey Singh’s wife Shalini Talwar claimed she suffered physical, verbal, mental and emotional abuse by him. Shalini Talwar, wife of rapper and music composer Hirdesh Singh, popularly known as Yo Yo Honey Singh, filed a domestic violence complaint against him in Tis Hazari court on August 3. Talwar also asked ??Compensation of 10 crore under the Protecting Women Against Domestic Violence Act, claiming she felt like a “farm animal … treated cruelty”.
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Shalini Talwar, who appeared in court in person on Saturday, also claimed that Singh had repeatedly beaten her over the past few years and that she lived in constant fear as he and his family threatened her with physical injuries. “Due to the mental harassment and cruelty imposed on her for a period of time, she also suffered symptoms of depression and sought medical help,” she said in her plea.
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Ishan Mukherjee, who appeared in court on behalf of Yo Yo Honey Singh on Saturday, informed the court that she had already taken all valuables with her, including jewelry, and said she could live in her in-laws’ house in Noida in 15 days. “We are ready to house him. We will build a wall. It can be provided to him in 15 days,” Mukherjee said, adding that Singh owns two properties worth about ??4 crore, one of which is worth ??1 crore belongs to Shalini Talwar.
For his part, Yo Yo Honey Singh said that Talwar’s allegations were “false and malicious” and “extremely heinous”. about my health and negative media coverage in general. However, I see no merit in maintaining a studied silence this time around because some of the allegations have been directed against my family – my old parents and my younger sister – who have supported me through very difficult and trying times and constitute my world. . The allegations are cynical and defamatory in nature, ”he said in a statement on Instagram.
Singh said in the statement that everyone was aware of his relationship with Talwar, who he said has been “an integral part of my team for over a decade now and has always been with me on my shoots, events and meetings. “. “I strongly refute all the allegations but will not comment further as the case is pending before the Court of Justice. I have full confidence in the judicial system of this country, and I am convinced that the truth will soon be known, ” he said.
Yo Yo Honey Singh and Talwar got married on January 23, 2011.
(With contributions from the agency)