Shahrukh Khan’s youngest son AbRam’s birth was shrouded in controversy as the King Khan and his wife Gauri had allegedly conducted a gender determination test before the child was born through surrogacy.
A social activist Varsha Deshpandehad alleged this and filed a complaint in a magistrate’s court, seeking legal action against Shahrukh Khan, Gauri Khan and the Jaslok Hospital under the Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act (PCPNDT). The magistrate later struck off the complaint; prompting the activist to appeal in the Bombay High Court.
The Bombay High Court has now issued notices to the Baadshah and his wife Gauri; challenging the magistrate’s order refusing Deshpande’s application for documents related to the couple’s third child.
Deshpande has sought documents pertaining to the surrogacy process and documents collected by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in its inquiry into the matter.
“The magistrate rejected our application seeking production and verification of documents following which we approached the High Court,” Deshpande’s lawyer, advocate Uday Warunjikar said.
Justice R P Sondurbaldota issued notices to Shahrukh, Gauri, Jaslok Hospital, and the civic body, and scheduled a hearing on January 10.