The Gujarat High Court today stayed the summons issued to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan by the Government Railway Police (GRP) over the death of a man at Vadodara railway station during the promotion of his film Raees.
Justice J B Pardiwala stayed the summons, issued by the Vadodara GRP, which had asked the actor to come to its office and record his statement. Khan has challenged the summons in the High Court.
Khan’s lawyer Salil Thakore argued that such summons under CrPC cannot be issued to a person not staying within the limits of the police station. After considering his argument, the court stayed the summons and adjourned the hearing to August 4.
Fahreed Khan Pathan, a local resident, had suffered a heart attack at the Vadodara Railway Station on January 23 when enthusiastic crowds surged for a glimpse of the superstar. Khan, who was promoting Raees, had arrived at the station by August Kranti Express from Mumbai. Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees by Rail row: BJP chief Manoj Tiwari urges the actor to pay compensation to the deceased’s family
Pathan subsequently died in the hospital. Some activists had moved a magistrate’s court, seeking a criminal case against Khan, and the court had asked GRP to submit a report. No FIR has been filed in the case yet.