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Local court summons Sanjay Dutt in "jhappi-pappi" case

Last Updated: Saturday, April 3, 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 3, 2010 - 15:12

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