Court issues warrant against Sanjay Dutt in "jhappi" case

Barabanki: A local court here today issued a bailable warrant of Rs 10,000 against Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt after he failed to appear in a case pertaining the allegedly derogatory remarks he made against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati.

During an election rally for the Lok Sabha polls last year, Dutt, then the general secretary of Samajwadi Party, had allegedly made derogatory remarks against Mayawati.

He had offered to give the Bahujan Samajwadi Party chief, a "jadoo ki jhappi" (a magical hug) and a "pappi" (kiss) on two different occasions.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Arvind Mishra while issuing the bailable warrant against Dutt today, asked Mumbai police commissioner to serve the same to the star, prosecution sources said.

The court has fixed January 15 as the next date of hearing, they added.

After the 2009 incident, the then district magistrate had lodged an FIR against Dutt and a chargesheet was filed by police after investigation.


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