A Court of Indian Railway has framed charges against popular Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor and actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol more than 20-years ago after they reportedly pulled the emergency chains of a train while shooting for a movie.
On Wednesday, Mr. Deol and Ms. Kapoor have challenged the order in a Sessions Court, said the Counsel AK Jain.
Both were accused of ‘illegally’ pulling the chains of train 2413-A Uplink Express, which is led to its delay from the scheduled time by 25-minutes.
Mr. Jain has said that the charges were primary read out against both in 2009, which they have challenged in April 2010 in a Sessions Court.
The Session Court has exonerated both the Bollywood actors, but on September 17, the Railway Court has further framed the charges against the two, said AK Jain.
Besides Karisma Kapoor and Sunny Deal, Satish Shah and Tinu Verma were also charged in the same case but they hadn’t challenged the charges against then in 2010 in the Session Court.
The Railway Court has also scheduled the next hearing for the 1997 case on September 24.
Then Assistant Station Master of Narena, Sitaram Malakar had registered a complaint at the General Railway Police, following which the Bollywood actors were alleged of violating Section 147 (trespass and refusal to desist from trespass), Section 146 (obstructing a railway servant in his duties), Section 145 (drunkenness or nuisance), and Section 141 (needlessly interfering with the means of communication in a train) of the Railways Act.
In 1997, Karisma Kapoor and Sunny Deol, along with other crew members, were shooting for film Bajrang at Sanvarda Village, near Phulera in Ajmer District of Rajasthan.