Batla House encounter case accused earlier filed a plea seeking to postpone the release date of the Hindi film Batla House, however on Thursday Delhi High Court adjourned the plea till August 13.
The petition was filed by Ariz Khan and Shehzad Ahmad who are the accused in the Batla House encounter. They claim the film's promotional content hints the film was inspired by true events and they wish to verify the same before its release.
“Although the courts discharge their duties in a free and fair manner and are not likely to be affected by the events portrayed in a movie… the release of such a movie would prejudice the outcome of the trial,” the plea read.
The case set to be reviewed by a single judge bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhri has asked Ariz Khan and Shehzad Ahmad, to file an additional affidavit that states the relationship between the scenes in the film and those accused in the case.
Directed by Nikkhil Advani and headlined by John Abraham, 'Batla House' is said to be inspired by the Batla House encounter operation that took place in Delhi after Delhi Bomb Blasts. Actor John Abraham essays Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who lead the police operation.
It also stars Mrunal Thakur and Ravi Kishan, and is said to release on August 15 alongside Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal.