The Gujarat High Court on Thursday stayed the summons issued by the Gujarat railway police against Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan in connection with death of a youth at Vadodara railway station when the actor was promoting his film Raees.
Justice J B Pardiwala stayed the summons, issued by the Vadodara GRP, which had asked the actor to come to its office and record his statement.
Khan’s lawyer Salil Thakore argued that such summons under CrPC cannot be issued to a person not staying within the limits of the police station. After considering his argument, the court stayed the summons and adjourned the hearing to August 4.
Fahreed Khan Pathan, a local resident, had suffered a heart attack at the Vadodara Railway Station on January 23 when enthusiastic crowds surged for a glimpse of the superstar. Khan, who was promoting Raees, had arrived at the station by August Kranti Express from Mumbai.
Pathan subsequently died in the hospital. Some activists had moved a magistrate’s court, seeking a criminal case against Khan, and the court had asked GRP to submit a report. No FIR has been filed in the case yet.