Sanjay Dutt, who was charged for allegedly making inflammatory speeches while campaigning for Samjawadi Party (SP) in 2009, can now heave a huge sigh of relief. The Allahabad High Court has stayed the criminal proceedings against the actor in a sessions court in Uttar Pradesh (UP).
A case was filed against the actor by police in Mau in 2009, for allegedly making indecent comments against then Chief Minister of UP, Mayawati, while campaigning for SP in Dakshin Tola area. The First Information Report (FIR) was registered against Dutt under penal provisions carrying a maximum punishment of one year. He was also booked under sections of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. After some inquiry the cops also filed a charge sheet against the 52-year-old actor.
However, the actor was granted relief when Justice Bala Krishna Narayana passed the order on a petition filed by Sanjay Dutt who had challenged the criminal proceedings.