In a setback to actor Mohan Babu, Supreme Court today ordered the actor to remove Padma Sri title before his name where it occurred be it his house or films. Earlier the Andhra Pradesh high court directed the ministry of home affairs to send a recommendation to the President for cancellation of the Padma Shri award given to the actor in 2007. The actor challenged this by approaching the Supreme Court.
The apex court had found that Mohan Babu is prefixing the award to his name which is in violation of Article 18 (1) of the Constitution and contrary to the Supreme Court’s earlier direction in another case. The court asked Mohan Babu to file affidavit after following the court’s order and posted the case to 17th of this month. This case was first filed by BJP senior leader, Indra Sena Reddy.