Warrant against Sanjay Dutt for offering ‘jhappi’ to Maya

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

Updated: Dec 09, 2010, 00:20 AM IST

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.

-PTI