Shah Rukh Khan could soon be facing some serious legal charges, after a Deputy Superintendent of Police (Western Railway) Tarun Barot submitted a report saying that a man died during the promotions of his 2017 film Raees due to negligence by the actor, reported Hindustan Times.
According to reports, Shah Rukh could be “booked under IPC section 304a2 (causing death due to negligence)” and sections of the Indian Railway Act in a case of stampede and chaos at Vadodara railway station on January 23.
As part of the promotions for Raees, Shah Rukh had undertaken a railway journey from Mumbai to New Delhi aboard the August Kranti Rajdhani Express. One person, Farid Khan Pathan, died of a heart attack after he was suffocated in the 15,000-strong mob gathered to catch a glimpse of the star.
Shah Rukh has called the incident “unfortunate” and even the deceased’s family members have said they have nothing against the actor. But the report filed by the Deputy Superintendent contends that if the superstar hadn’t incited the crowd by throwing t-shirts and other objects, the incident would not have occurred.
“If Shah Rukh Khan had not thrown T-shirts, balls and other things towards the public, then such an incident would not have occurred,” the report stated. “Thus, the owner of Excel Entertainment Pvt Ltd Mumbai and film actor Shah Rukh Khan should be booked under the IPC sections 279 (rash and negligent act), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 304a2 (causing death by negligence) and sections of Railway Act 145,152,175 and 179.”
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