UP government withdraws cases against Sanjay Dutt
November 02, 2012
First Published: 17:51 IST(2/11/2012)
Last Updated: 14:15 IST(5/11/2012)
Today, the UP government has decided to withdraw the cases slapped by the previous Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) government against Sanjay Dutt.
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt waves towards the crowd upon his arrival, after announcing he would contest the forthcoming parliament elections on an Samajwadi Party ticket, in Lucknow
The reason behind the case was due to the comments the actor had allegedly made against former CM Mayawati.
The decision was taken by the Home
Department, after a recommendation from the Law department.
Readers may recall that the previous Mayawati-led government had slapped as many 3 cases against the actor in 2009.
The cases that were filed at Barabanki, Mau and Pratapgarh, against Dutt for his alleged comments in a gathering at Pratapgarh that he would like to give a 'jaadu ki jhappi' to then CM Mayawati.