Kota rly vendor wants his case against Shah Rukh withdrawn


A couple of days ago, it was reported that Shah Rukh Khan was booked for rioting and damaging public property at Kota railway station during ‘Raees’ promotions. The case was filed following a complaint by Vikram Singh, who runs a stall at a platform in Kota railway station.

Now, there is a new twist in the tale, as the complainant Vikram Singh wants to withdraw the case against the superstar. Singh had earlier alleged in his complaint that his trolley was damaged in the ruckus caused due to the presence of Shah Rukh, but now he said that he wasn’t even near his trolley and nothing happened to it.

Some contradictions have come up in the case. Singh said that on night of the incident he was at his stall where he works with his father. He said he had gone to the spot without his trolley where the actor was promoting his film. Singh is clueless how the accusation of trolley damage appeared in the FIR.

A report in Hindustan Times mentioned that Singh wanted to withdraw the charges as he is poor and doesn’t want to get involved in any dispute. “I have sent an application and said that I do not want any action in the case,” the daily quoted him as saying. Singh also stated that he will consult his lawyer for withdrawing the case.

Shah Rukh Khan had travelled by August Kranti train from Mumbai to New Delhi to promot ‘Raees’ ahead of its release on January 25. The case was registered against the actor by GRP Kota on the direction of a railway court, on a plea of the vendor Vikram Singh.  

Following the complaint, Shah Rukh was booked under sections 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of Rs 50), 120(b) (criminal conspiracy), 147 (rioting), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed) and 160 (committing affray) of IPC. And also under sections 145 (nuisance) and 146 (obstructing railway servant in his duties) of Railway Act, and section 3 (mischief causing damage to public property) of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, an official had said.