Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Richa Dubey, wife of slain gangster Vikas Dubey, has sent a legal notice to the author of a book and the makers of a film on her husband's life.
Richa has sought a ban on any material based on her husband's life and the Bikru massacre in which eight policemen were allegedly killed on July 3 last year by Vikas and his men.
Vikas was killed in an encounter on July 10 after his arrest from Madhya Pradesh.
Richa has sent the notice through her lawyers and has said that if she did not receive a satisfactory reply within seven days, she would file a petition in the high court.
Richa's lawyers have also sought the intervention of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in the matter.
Her lawyers said that the book and the film being made on the Bikru incident, sought to malign the image of her family.
The lawyers, Prabha Shankar Mishra and Rishabh Raj, told reporters that a book with the title "Main Kanpur Wala" was being written by one Mridul Kapil and a film based on this book, was under production.
The lawyers said that the film "Hanak", was being shot at various locations.
The lawyers said the biopic as well as the book, were a violation of Article 21 of the Constitution which protects the right to privacy.
Article 21 of the Indian constitution says that no person can be denied his right to life and personal freedom except through the process established by law.
"No permission was sought from Richa Dubey and other family members before writing the book or making the film. This is an infringement of one's right to privacy. The family came to know about this only when the trailer of the film was released. The film is being made by Mohan Nagar and is being shot in Madhya Pradesh," the lawyers said.
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Oil marketing companies have spared consumers of yet another petrol and diesel price hike even though the global oil market is on the boil with crude reaching within touching distance of year-high-level of $70 a barrel.
Petrol continues to be priced at Rs 91.17 a litre and diesel Rs 81.47 a litre in the capital on Saturday. Across the country too, the petrol and diesel price remained unchanged.
This is seventh consecutive day when pump prices of auto fuels have remains unchanged.
After a spike in global oil prices seen over last two weeks with crude price jumping close to $67 a barrel, prices had fallen to around $63 a barrel but it rose again to cross $69 a barrel mark now after after the OPEC+ decision to continue with crude production cut in April.
Petrol and diesel prices have been rising continuously since February 9. In the 14 increases since then, price have gone up by Rs 4.22 per litre for petrol while diesel rate has risen by Rs 4.34 a litre in Delhi.
The increase in the previous weeks has taken petrol to cross historic high levels of Rs 100 a litre in several cities across the country.
The petrol and diesel prices have increased 26 times in 2021 with the two auto fuels increasing by Rs 7.46 and Rs 7.60 per litre, respectively so far this year.
Oil companies executives said that petrol and diesel prices may increase further in coming days as retail prices may have to be balanced in line with global developments to prevent OMCs from making loss on sale of auto fuels.