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Fresh trouble for Big B, Barabanki District court orders probe

india Updated: May 31, 2010 21:34 IST
Rajesh Kumar Singh
Rajesh Kumar Singh
Hindustan Times
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A fresh trouble is brewing for Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan.

The Barabanki district court on Monday directed the police to probe into the charges leveled by gram pradhan of Daulatpur, Raj Kumari, against Amitabh Bachchan and five others over delay in establishment of a college named after his daughter- in- law Aishwarya Rai.

The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (Fast Track) Shiv Chand directed the Mohamadpur Khala police to look into the complaint filed by Raj Kumari and submit a report on June 10.

On behalf of Raj Kumari, her son Avenendra Singh had moved a petition in the court last week for filing a case against Big-B and five others.

In her petition Raj Kumari had charged that the actor had "cheated" people by announcing to set up Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Mahavidyala Degree College in the village in 2008 and even after two years no work has started.

"I had submitted a petition at Mohammadpur Khala police station on October 27, 2009 for registration of FIR against Amitabh Bachchan", Raj Kumari said and added her petition was dumped by the police.

"I even dispatched the petition to SP, Barabanki for lodging the FIR. Amitabh Bachchan had purchased the land for agriculture purpose but was trying to use it for commercial purpose", she said.

Amitabh Bachchan had purchased 16 bighas of land in Daulatpur village in Fatehpur tehsil of Barabanki district in 2006 and 2007. He had announced setting up of a college for girls in the backward area of the Barabanki district.

In 2008, a foundation laying ceremony was organized in Daulatpur.

Big B, Jaya Prada, Abhisek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai attended the function along with the SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh.

The Nishtha Foundation run by actress and MP Jaya Prada was entrusted with the task of constructing the college.

In her complaint Raj Kumari stated when she contacted Devendra Kumar, an office bearer of the Nishtha Foundation, to get update over the construction she was threatened by Kumar and his associates.

Talking to HT over phone Devendra Kumar said "I have not seen or met Raj kumari Singh". We have assured the villagers that work for the construction of the college would start soon, Singh was trying to blackmail us by leveling false allegation. Since matter was in the court it would take its legal course".