Sanjay Dutt summoned by a Barabanki court over his alleged remarks against Mayawati in 2009
Barabanki (UP): A local court has issued summons to Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt in connection with remarks allegedly made by him against BSP chief Mayawati during campaigning for the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sanjay Yadav on 25 October issued summons to the actor directing him to appear in the court on 16 November.
The court has also asked the Mumbai commissioner to serve the summons to the actor, prosecution officer Ramesh Chand Kannaujia said on 26 October.
On 19 April, 2009, while campaigning for the Samajwadi Party nominee in Tikaitnagar area of the district, the actor had regaled the audience with his famous "jaadu ki jhappi" remark and allegedly said that he would like to give one to Mayawati.
The district administration had videographed the public meeting, and later on the directives of then district magistrate, Masauli police station in-charge Vinay Misra had lodged an FIR.