New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday told a court in New Delhi that no cognizable offence was made out against actors Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, who were alleged to have outraged Hindu beliefs on the sets of 'Big Boss 9'.
Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan
The police said there was no intention to hurt religious sentiments as the promotional event of the actors entering the sets of a temple wearing shoes while shooting for the reality show was done in a studio.
In its action taken report (ATR) filed in the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) V K Gautam, the police said the promotional event was not shot to disturb sanctity of a religious place or to hurt religious sentiments.
"In view of the facts and report, no cognizable offence is made out. The promo was not shot to disturb the sanctity of a religious place or disturb or hurt the religious sentiments of any individual, group, community or section of the society. However, the undersigned is ready to abide by the order passed by the court," the report forwarded by SHO of Roop Nagar Police Station and filed by sub-inspector Naveen Kumar said.
The ACMM was on leave and link magistrate Joginder Singh posted the matter for March 2 for hearing arguments. The court had earlier directed the police to file an ATR explaining as to what action it has taken on the complaint filed by advocate Gaurav Gulati.
The complaint had sought the court's direction to the cops to register an FIR against the two actors, Colors channel and director and producer of reality show 'Bigg Boss 9' for the alleged offences under sections 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings), 298 (uttering words with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC. The police, in its report, also mentioned that a similar complaint was filed in a Meerut court, which has already dismissed the application.