New Delhi: Streaming service Netflix has denied fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi’s plea in Delhi High Court that he be allowed to preview the upcoming series ‘Bad Boy Billionaires: India.’
Choksi has claimed that the documentary will affect the fairness of his trial alleging defamation, invasion of privacy and violation of his fundamental rights under Articles 21 and 14 of the Constitution.
Netflix has refuted it and said that pre-pre-publication censorship is “entirely impermissible”.
Netflix stated that Choksi has “admittedly forsaken his citizenship in order to defeat the jurisdiction of Indian courts,” and is an “absconder”.
Netflix has claimed the show will not cause prejudice to his trial, and that there is a “vast resource of publicly available information” against Choksi.
However, the show has been stayed by two lower courts — Bihar and Hyderabad — on separate pleas filed by Sahara Chairman Subrata Roy and B. Ramalinga Raju, who also feature in it.