Rajasthan cloister amendment Shahrukh Khan for smoker in public
A court here Thursday summoned Bollywood actorÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Shahrukh KhanÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â to appear before it on May 26 in connection with a complaint against him for publicly smoking at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match, a lawyer said.
The Bollywood star had allegedly smoked while watching the IPL match betweenÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â RajasthanÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Royals and KolkataÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Knight Riders April 8.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œSmoking publicly is banned inÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â RajasthanÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â since 2000 under theRajasthanÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Prevention of Smocking Act. However,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Shah Rukh Khan was smoking publiclyÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â in front of thousands of spectators. The actor was broadcast live while smoking on the TV channel which was showing the match,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said lawyer Nem Singh Rathore who filed the complaint on behalf of Jaipur Cricket Academy director Anand Singh Rathore.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe court of the additional chief judicial metropolitan magistrate today (Thursday) issued a summon to Shah Rukh Khan after taking cognizance of the complaint. The actor has been directed to appear before the court May 26,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â he said.
The lawyer said that spectators were being allowed into the stadium only after frisking.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œPolice was confiscating any objectionable items including cigarettes while frisking. However, it seems Shah Rukh was allowed to carry the cigarette packet into the stadium which is negligence on part of police also,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â the complainant said.
Shah Rukh is the co-owner of the Kolkata side.