Bhopal: Bollywood actress and former girlfriend of underworld don Abu Salem, Monica Bedi, who was accused in fake passport case will soon file a fresh appeal in High Court for a new passport.

Accepting her lawyer’s plea of terminating her previous plea, Justice Umesh Chandra Maheswari of Jabalpur High Court permitted Bedi to file a fresh plea.

Notably, an FIR against Monica was lodged with Kohefiza police station of Bhopal in connection with procurement of forged passport. Police claimed that Monica claimed herself as wife of Abu Salem in the fake passport.

However, Bedi was acquitted by Bhopal High Court on July 16, 2007. But taking serious of the case, the state government filed a review petition which is still under consideration.

According to the sources, Monica has mentioned in her plea that she is a film artist and for shooting and other professional reasons she needs to visit abroad. Therefore, she needs a new passport.

The High court has sought opinion from Bhopal Superintendent of Police, who argued against issuing her a new passport.

JPN/Bureau