Babita i.e. Munmun Dutta of TV's famous serial 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' got relief from the Supreme Court on Friday. Proceedings in the cases registered against Munmun Dutta in four states have been put on hold for the time being. Apart from this, the Supreme Court has issued a notice on the demand for the transfer of cases registered in many states of the country after the alleged casteist remarks made by Munmun Dutta through social media.
A vacation bench headed by Justice Hemant Gupta has stayed the proceedings of cases registered against Munmun Dutta in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh. However, proceedings will continue on the case registered in Haryana.
The counsel appearing for Munmun Dutta told the bench that his client is from West Bengal and the word 'bhangi' which she had allegedly used is commonly used in the Bengali language. They were not aware that the word was 'casteist'.
The lawyer told the court that the mistake was made unintentionally by Munmun Dutta and within hours of realizing the mistake, she had withdrawn the post from social media. But the Supreme Court said that the word that was used is known to all that it is 'casteist'.