Three months after actor Shah Rukh Khan was involved in a row with the MCA and police officials at Wankhede Stadium here, a complaint was lodged with the Maharashtra Commission for Protection of Child Rights against the actor for allegedly using abusive language in public.
Complainant Amit Maru, through his lawyer Y P Singh, had approached the commission, saying seven cognisable offences were made against Khan. Maru has sought a direction from it to police to register an FIR against the actor.
The commission scheduled a hearing on August 16 and the notice has been sent by the commission to Maru and the Marine Drive police station. As Khan has not been made a respondent by the complainant, he has not been given any notice. During the hearing, Maru will first have to justify and explain how a complaint is made against Khan, only then the commission will decide the future course of action.
The complainant said the police should have registered a case under Section 294 of the IPC against the actor for abusing in public. The complaint added that misbehaving in a drunken condition at a public place was also a cognisable offence under Section 85 of the Bombay Prohibition Act. Getting drunk and hurling filthy abuses before children is punishable under Section 50 and 56 of the Bombay Children Act.
“Shah Rukh Khan, an enormous celebrity, who the people of India, particularly children, emulate and follow, has harmed the future of our nation by corrupting minds of children by uttering filthy and dirty abuses in public,” said Maru in his complaint.