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Supreme Court stays criminal proceedings against Salman Khan

Supreme Court stays criminal proceedings against Salman Khan
Salman Khan

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed criminal proceedings against Bollywood actor Salman Khan initiated based on private complaints in Rajasthan’s Chiru district and in the States of Gujarat, Delhi and Maharashtra  for his alleged controversial statement made against Valmiki community.

A three-judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A.M. Kanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud stayed the proceedings on six FIRs o filed by Salman Khan. The petition also wanted a direction that all state police be instructed that no FIRs or complaints shall be registered against him pertaining to this case.

The actor was accused of poking fun at the Valmiki community while shooting a reality show in December 2017. An FIR was filed against him by the fringe group Valmiki Yuva Sangathan as they were highly offended by the actor’s statements against their religion and similar complaints were filed later in other states.