NEW DELHI: A Lucknow court has dismissed the petition filed
by UP cadre IPS officer Amitabh Thakur for wanting to file
a first information report against producer-actor-director
Kamal R Khan with regard to alleged remarks against two scheduled
castes in a comment about the film Raanjhana.
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Manish dismissed the
petition alleging the objectionable criminal comments were
made in a Video on YouTube. The petition was filed after the
police refused to register an FIR. Thakur had given an FIR
to Gomtinagar police station, Lucknow and SSP, Lucknow saying
that Khan's comments are clearly casteist in nature and constitute
an offence under section 3(1)(x) of the SC, ST (Prevention
of Atrocities) Act 1989.
The ACJM said that an offence under the SC/ST Act is made
only when it is aimed at a particular individual which is
not the case here, and so no cognizable offence is being made.
In the 09.40 minute video review uploaded on YouTube on 20
June, Khan said: "Sir, I don't know whether you are from
UP or not, but I am. In the whole of UP, you will find cobblers
and sweepers who look like Dhanush but you will not find such
single rotten Brahman as him in entire UP." He also made
some other extremely improper personal comments against the
Khan has earlier invited controversies with his film Desh
Drohi and his presence in Bigg Biss 3, is once again in trouble.
In his very first film Desh Drohi, Khan indirectly referred
to the Shiv Sena through his dialogue "Jitni nafrat humhare
liye tumhare dil main hain , usse zyada pyar tumhare liye
humare seene main hain. Kabhi UP Bihar aake dekhna, mehman
ko bhagwan samajhte hain hum."
This resulted in the film being banned in Mumbai for two