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Kishen Kumar resiles in Bharat Shah case

January 21, 2003 20:12 IST

Kishen Kumar, actor and witness in the case of alleged nexus between Bollywood and the underworld, on Tuesday turned hostile in a special court in Mumbai.

He resiled from his police statement about his offer to acquire the music rights of the film Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, allegedly made by Pakistan-based gangster Chhota Shakeel and two others.

Kumar had told the police that he had offered Rs2.5 crore to producer and accused Nasim Rizvi for acquiring the rights, but the proposal did not materialise and the choice fell upon Universal music company.

He had also said that Rizvi had informed him about his intention to make another film with Preity Zinta, Sanjay Dutt and Govinda in the lead roles and David Dhavan as director.

However, Kumar denied all this in the court.

Meanwhile, Bharat Shah on Tuesday urged the Mumbai high court to drop the charges against him saying the trial was at its fag end in a special court.

His lawyer Kapil Sibal said there was insufficient material to frame charges against him under the Indian Penal Code and the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act.

Justice A S Aguiar deferred until January 24 Shah's appeal challenging a lower court order, which refused to modify, alter and delete the charges.

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