NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Saturday expressed displeasure when Bollywood singer and actor Yo Yo Honey Singh did not appear before it in a domestic violence case filed against him by his wife, saying that no one was above the law.

Metropolitan Magistrate Tania Singh said, “No one is above the law. Surprised to see how this case is being taken so lightly.”

The court further rebuked his lawyer for the same and noted that he has not filed his income affidavit and was not prepared with the arguments.

Giving Singh one last opportunity to appear before it, the court asked him not to repeat such conduct again.

Singh, through his lawyer Ishan Mukherjee, had moved an application seeking exemption from physically appearing before the court, citing medical reasons.

During the hearing, Singh’s wife Shalini Talwar broke down in the courtroom and said she gave her husband 10 years, but he has abandoned her. “I am left with no option. I gave him 10 years. I stood by him. He has abandoned me,” Talwar claimed.

To this, the judge said she was concerned about her mental well-being. “What do you want from the court now? What stage is the marriage at? Where is the love lost?” the judge asked.

Meanwhile, Mukherjee told the court that Singh’s family was ready to accommodate her and she can come to reside at her in-laws’ home in 15 days. He added that Talwar has already taken all the valuables with her, including jewellery.

Talwar had filed a plea, through advocate Sandeep Kapur, senior partner of Karanjawala & Co, seeking protection against alleged atrocities committed by Singh and his family members upon her. It alleged that Singh and his family criminally intimidated her and caused her immense emotional trauma throughout their over 10 years of marriage.