A local court in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki district has issued fresh summons to actor Sanjay Dutt over his alleged ‘jaadu ki jhappi’ remarks against BSP chief Mayawati during campaigning for the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sanjay Yadav directed Sanjay Dutt to appear before the court on November 16.
The local court has also asked the Mumbai police commissioner to serve the summon to the actor, prosecution officer Ramesh Chand Kannaujia said.
On April 19, 2009, when Dutt was campaigning for the Samajwadi Party candidate in Tikait Nagar. In the speech, which was video recorded as per the directives of the Election Commission, Dutt allegedly said he would like to offer Mayawati a ‘jaadu ki jhappi’.
Following his remarks, a case was filed against Sanjay Dutt under Section 509 of Indian Penal Code for making gestures or intentions of insulting a woman’s modesty nd Section 294 for using obscene acts or words in public.