New Delhi (ILNS): In a big relief for Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan, the Chhattisgarh High Court has rejected the criminal petition filed against the actor after he made a controversial statement on intolerance in the year 2015.
Deepak Divan of Raipur had filed a petition against him in the said case.
Justice Sanjay K Agrawal quashed the petition terming it ‘substanceless and meritless.’
Earlier, Aamir Khan had made a statement in a TV show that his wife Kiran had suggested that he should leave the country. Deepak Divan of Raipur filed a complaint in the lower court against the statement, which was dismissed. Thereafter, Deepak Divan filed a revision petition which was also dismissed by the Sessions Court. Since the revision petition was also rejected, Divan further petitioned the high court through advocate Amikant Tiwari.
While hearing the case, the high court said that the determination of whether the statement given by anyone threatens the integrity and security of the country is a matter of investigation by the Center and the state government. Therefore, no person can be allowed to interfere in this matter.
In his petition, Deepak Divan had demanded action against Khan for offences under Section 153-A and Section 153-B, of IPC.
Aamir Khan had said: “Due to the atmosphere of intolerance in the country, he and his wife are afraid of living in India.” His statement was a matter of discussion everywhere. This is why he was trolled a lot on social media. Not only this, even after the release of the poster of Aamir Khan’s film Dangal, people had protested a lot. Many big names of Bollywood were also against Aamir’s statement.
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