SC Grants Relief To Shah Rukh Khan In 2017 Stampede Case

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court granted relief to Shah Rukh Khan on Monday as it upheld Gujarat High Court which quashed the case against him related to the panic in Vadodara Railway Station in 2017.

A bench of Justice Ajay Rastogi and Justice CT Ravikumar rejected the plea filed by a complainant against Shahrukh Khan.

The complainant had challenged a Gujarat High Court order. The Supreme Court refused to interfere with the order passed by the High Court of Gujarat quashing the complaint filed by the complainant against the actor.

On April 27, 2022, Gujarat High Court ordered quashing the criminal case against Shah Rukh Khan for allegedly causing a stampede at Vadodara Railway Station while promoting his film Raees in 2017.

The actor along with his production team was travelling from Mumbai to Delhi to promote their Hindi feature film ‘Raees’.

The complainant, Jitendra Madhubhai Solanki had filed a private complaint against Khan before the Judicial Magistrate, First Class, Vadodara, , claimed that Khan’s presence at the Vadodara Railway Station and his throwing of T-shirts and smiley balls at the crowd gathered there were the causes of the alleged stampede.

Shah Rukh Khan filed a petition with the High Court of Gujarat asking for the complaint to be dismissed, and the court eventually decided to do so in a judgment dated April 27, 2022.

The Petitioner was represented by Senior advocate Vijay Kumar while Shah Rukh Khan was represented by Senior advocate Siddharth Luthra, briefed by a team from Karanjawala and Company Advocates led by Ruby Singh Ahuja and Sandeep Kapur, Senior Partners.

(With Agency Inputs)

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