15 April 2009: The Judicial Magistrate, First Class (JMFC), of Cuttack summons Peter Heehs or his lawyer to answer criminal charges in the Cuttack Magistrate's court. The "occurrence" is stated as follows: "When the Complainant received a copy of the offending publication called 'The Lives of Sri Aurobindo' written by Peter Heehs, the accused herein through online purchase." Sender of the book not named.

Note: The Cuttack summons is virtually identical to the Barbil summons, indicating an identical origin.

2 December: Justice A.S. Naidu of the Orissa High Court stays the trial of the case in the Cuttack Magistrate's Court and quashes an order passed by this court in September 2009.

Article in The Hindu