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SC junks plea for action against Bollywood actor Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan

New Delhi : The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking registration of an FIR against Bollywood super star Aamir Khan for allegedly making “improper” use of national emblem on his TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’.

A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices F M I Kalifulla and A M Khanwilkar rejected the plea of Chandigarh-based NGO Arrive Safe Society and said if the petitioner has any grievances, the proper forum like police could be approached.

Harman S Sidhu, who runs the Chandigarh-based NGO, had approached the apex court after his plea was dismissed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Sidhu in his plea argued that offences punishable under Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 and The State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act, 2005 has been committed by the actor by showing the emblem without due permission of the Union government.

He had also alleged that Khan and others made improper use of national emblem “for private commercial gains,” which is illegal.

To buttress his claims, Sidhu had referred to an episode of the ‘Satyamev Jayate’ series in which Khan had highlighted how a majority of road accidents cannot be dismissed as accidents and should be termed murders.

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