The Government Railway Police (GRP) in Kota, Rajasthan, lodged an FIR against Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and others under several charges, including rioting, while he was in Kota for the promotion of his film Raees on January 24. On way to New Delhi from Mumbai, Khan was aboard August Kranti Rajdhani Express, which had briefly halted at Kota station around 5 am.
The case was lodged following a complaint by Vikram Singh, 32, who owns a food trolley at the station, said Ganga Sahay Sharma, SHO of GRP, Kota. Singh alleged that the actor did not get down from the train. He waved to his fans and started throwing gifts at them. One such gift was hurled near Singh’s trolley. The trolley was damaged as people rushed to catch the gift. Singh added that the food on his trolley was scattered and a stampede-like situation was created. Amid all this chaos, money from his coffer was stolen and he had also suffered injuries.
“Singh’s food cart was damaged in the chaos and he had also suffered injuries for which he had to undergo treatment,” said Om Prakash, Superintendent of Police, GRP.
The case against Khan has been lodged under Indian Penal Code sections 147 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly), 160 (affray), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 120B (criminal conspiracy); section 3 (mischief causing damage to public property) of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984; and sections 145 (drunkness or nuisance) and 146 (obstructing railway servant in his duties) of the The Railways Act, 1989.
In Vadodara, local resident Farid Khan Pathan, a heart patient, who went to the station with his wife and daughter to catch a glimpse of Shah Rukh Khan, had died in the stampede during the promotion.