Sunny Deol, Karisma Kapoor charged by railway court for pulling train emergency chain during film shoot in 1997

Press Trust of India

Sep 20, 2019 09:00:34 IST

A railway court has framed charges against Bollywood actor-turned-politician more than 20 years after they allegedly pulled the emergency chain of a train while shooting for a film.

The duo challenged the order in a sessions court on Wednesday, A K Jain, counsel of Kapoor and Deol, said.

 Sunny Deol, Karisma Kapoor charged by railway court for pulling train emergency chain during film shoot in 1997

Karisma Kapoor (left) and Sunny Deol. Images from Twitter

The actors were accused of illegally pulling the chain of train 2413-A Uplink Express, which led to its delay by 25 minutes.

The counsel said the charges were initially read out against both the actors in 2009, which they challenged in a sessions court in April 2010.

The session court exonerated both the actors, but on 17 September, the railway court again framed the charges against the two, Jain said.

Besides Deol and Kapoor, stuntman Tinu Verma and Satish Shah were also accused in the case but they had not challenged the charges against them in the sessions court in 2010.

The railway court has scheduled the next hearing in the 1997 case on 24 September.

Then assistant station master Sitaram Malakar of Narena had lodged a complaint at the General Railway Police, following which the actors were accused of violating Section 141 (needlessly interfering with the means of communication in a train), Section 145 (drunkenness or nuisance), Section 146 (obstructing a railway servant in his duties) and Section 147 (trespass and refusal to desist from trespass) of the Railways Act.

In 1997, Deol and Kapoor, along with other crew members, were shooting for film Bajrang at Sanvarda village near Phulera in Ajmer district.

Updated Date: Sep 20, 2019 09:01:36 IST