The Kerala High Court today stayed further proceedings in the breach of contract case registered against Bollywood actress Sunny Leone and two others by the Crime Branch wing of the state police.

Justice Ziyad Rahman stayed the proceedings considering the plea filed by the actress seeking to quash the FIR filed against her by the crime branch for allegedly breaching terms of a contract supposedly entered into with a firm for a stage performance in Kozhikode four years ago.

The Court directed the Public Prosecutor to get instruction as to the status in FIR and ordered that further proceedings in the FIR will be stayed until then.

Sunny Leone and the other two petitioners are represented by Senior Advocate P. Vijaya Bhanu.

In her plea, the actress has rejected the allegations against her, her husband and their employee, contending that the charges would not constitute the ingredients of the alleged offences.

She has claimed they were not involved in any crime till date.

She said they were put to untold misery, irreparable loss in making them face what she called a long-drawn process of trial when no material or clear evidence against them has been found.

The crime branch was investigating into the case that was registered on a complaint from Shiyas Kunjumohammed, a coordinator of the programme, from Ernakulam district.

In his complaint, Kunjumohammed has alleged that Leone and others breached the contract despite receiving Rs 39 lakhs for performing stage shows in Kerala and abroad.

Cause Title: Karenjit Kaur Vohra @ Sunny Leone & Ors. v. State of Kerala & Anr.

With PTI inputs