Sanjay Dutt booked for making communal remarks

April 15th, 2009 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS  

Sanjay Dutt Lucknow, April 15 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) general secretary and Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt has been booked for violating the model code of conduct by allegedly making an inflammatory speech in Uttar Pradesh’s Mau district, an official said Wednesday.
“A case against Dutt was registered Tuesday night after he made communal remarks at a public meeting,” district police chief Ram Bharose told IANS on phone.

The meeting to garner support for the Samajwadi Party’s Ghosi parliamentary seat candidate Arshad Jamal Ansari was held in the Dakshintola locality of Mau, about 300 km from here.

According to the police, Dutt claimed that police harrassed him in jail because his mother was a Muslim. Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and MP Jaya Bachchan were also present at the meeting.

“After seeing the video footage of the public meeting, the district authorities directed us to register the case against Dutt,” said Bharose.

The CD of the public meeting where Dutt made the offensive remarks has been forwarded to the State Election Commission (SEC) for further action.

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