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Apex court dismisses plea against Amitabh Bachchan

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday dismissed an Uttar Pradesh government plea to prosecute Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan on charges of forgery in acquiring government land at Barabanki in the state.

Published: Monday,Mar 31, 2008 12:42 PM GMT-06:00
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New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday dismissed an Uttar Pradesh government plea to prosecute Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan on charges of forgery in acquiring government land at Barabanki in the state.

A bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice Aftab Alam dismissed the state government's plea saying the forgery in the government land record was found to have been committed by local revenue records clerk and not by the film star.

Dismissing the petition, the bench also noted that Bachchan had already relinquished his claim over the government land and had returned it to the village.

In the given circumstances 'no charges survives' against the film star, the bench held.


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