The Bombay High Court has issued notices to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, his wife Gauri Khan and the BMC on a petition filed by social activist Varsha Deshpande, challenging a magistrate's order refusing her application for documents pertaining to the couple's youngest child AbRam, who was born through surrogacy.
Deshpande has alleged that SRK and his wife had conducted a sex determination test before AbRam’s birth and she has filed a complaint in the magistrate’s court seeking action against the Bollywood power couple and Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital under the Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act (PCPNDT).
In September this year, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had given clean chit to the Khans and they informed the HC that allegations leveled against the superstar and his wife of conducting pre-birth sex determination tests of their surrogate son AbRam were baseless.
Varsha has now sought documents pertaining to the surrogacy process and documents collected by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in its inquiry into the matter. On Friday, Justice R P Sondurbaldota issued notices to Shah Rukh, Gauri, Jaslok Hospital, and the civic body, and posted the matter for hearing on January 10.