Looks like there is a new twist in the tale. Just two days ago it was reported that fruit juice vendor named, Vikram Singh had filed an FIR against Shah Rukh Khan for allegedly rioting and damaging the property at Kota Railway station. FIR also stated that Vikram Singh’s trolley was also damaged in the ruckus, all due to Shah Rukh Khan. But now he wants to withdraw his case against Shah Rukh Khan and not just that he says, he wasn’t even near his trolley and nothing happened to it.
The reason for his withdrawal he sates is his financial status, he told Hindustan Times, “I have sent an application and said that I do not want any action in the case.” He also stated that he’s gonna consult his lawyer and look for a smooth way out.
Now coming to the contradiction part, he says that on night of the incident he was at his stall where he works with his father. He said he had gone to the spot without his trolley where Khan was promoting his film. Singh is clueless how the accusation of trolley damage appeared in the FIR.
On the other hand, Circle inspector, GRP, Kota, Gangasahay Sharma said that Vikram Singh had stated in the FIR that his trolley got damaged.
For the uninitiated, Shah Rukh Khan travelled by August Kranti train from Mumbai to New Delhi, promoting Raees in January, 2017. The case was registered against the actor two days back by the GRP on the direction of a railway court, which heard a plea of the vendor Vikram Singh at Kota railway station. The vendor had alleged that Shah Rukh Khan was responsible for creating ruckus at the station.
“In his complaint, Vikram Singh alleged that on January 23, when Khan arrived at Kota railway station during promotion of Raees, ruckus was created by his fans,” the SHO of GRP police station said.
Also stated in the report was, Vikram Singh alleged that Shah Rukh, while standing at the gate of the coach of August Kranti Rajdhani Express train threw something at the public and they rushed to grab it, and in the scuffle, his trolley overturned and items on it were damaged and he also got injured. On the vendor’s complaint, the case was registered against Shah Rukh Khan under sections 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of Rs 50), 120(b) (criminal conspiracy), 147 (rioting), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed) and 160 (committing affray) of IPC. Also read: Shah Rukh Khan to receive Yash Chopra Memorial award from Rekha
Under sections 145 (nuisance) and 146 (obstructing railway servant in his duties) of Railway Act, and section 3 (mischief causing damage to public property) of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, he said.
Investigation into the matter has been initiated.
Now that the vendor wants to withdraw his case, also he stated that nothing happened to his trolley, Police should further probe into this matter. Wasn’t the vendor aware of his financial status at the time of filing the report or was it just a publicity stunt on his part to cash in on Shah Rukh Khan’s popularity or he was forced into filing an FIR against the superstar. Well, there are many conspiracy theories surrounding it.