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Rajasthan court summons Shah Rukh in smoking case

Source: PTI
May 22, 2012 18:28 IST
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Bollywood actor and co-owner of IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders Shahrukh Khan was served summons by a court in Rajasthan to appear before it on May 26, in a case related to him smoking in public at the Sawai Mansingh stadium.

On April 27, Khan was directed by a local court in Jaipur to appear before it on May 26, after he was seen smoking at the stadium during an IPL match.

Taking cognisance of a complaint filed by a private cricket academy, the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) Shilpa Sameer summoned the actor.

In his complaint, Anand Singh, who runs the Jaipur Cricket Academy, sought action against Khan under section 5/11 of the Rajasthan Prohibition of Smoking Act, 2000, which prohibits smoking at a public place.

"Two cops from Rajasthan police department came here today. A policeman from our police station accompanied the Rajasthan cop to the residence (Mannat bungalow) of the actor where the summons were given," an officer at Bandra police station, in Mumbai, said.

The summons were handed over to his personal assistant as the actor was not at his residence, the officer added.

According to the petitioner, Khan was seen smoking on April 8 during a match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders.

Singh, in his complaint on April 9, calimed that pictures of Khan puffing away were published in newspapers the next day. His counsel said there is a provision of cash penalty of Rs 200 for violation of the Act for the first time.

Khan was not available for comment.

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