Local court summons Sanjay Dutt in "jhappi-pappi" case
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 03, 2010, 15:12
  
Pratapgarh (UP): A local court on Saturday summoned Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt on April 24 in the case filed against him for his "jadoo ki jhappi and pappi" (magical hug and kiss) remark on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati during last year's Lok Sabha elections.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Anirudh Kumar Tewari issued the summons for Dutt's appearance when the chargesheet filed in the case came up before the court.

The Sub-Inspector of Police, who had investigated the FIR lodged in this connection on April 16, 2009 at the Nagar Kotwali against the actor, had filed the chargesheet before the CJM on March 18, prosecution sources said.

The police officer who was made the investigating officer had also gone to Mumbai to meet the actor but failed after which he prepared the chargesheet on the basis of the newspaper cuttings and statements of local people in February and it was filed in the court last month.

The FIR was lodged against Dutt who, imitating his famous Bollywood character 'Munna bhai', had offered "jhappi-pappi" to the people of Pratapgarh as also Mayawati while campaigning for the SP candidate during an election rally.

The "jadoo ki jhappi and pappi" comments had infuriated Mayawati. Dutt had later said he reserved the "pappi" for the people and would give only a "jhappi" to "sister" Mayawati.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, April 03, 2010, 15:12


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