Criminal proceedings against Sanjay Dutt stayed

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MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has been granted relief by the Allahabad High Court. Justice V.K. Narayan, Sessions Court in Uttar Pradesh stayed the proceedings against Dutt.

The case was slapped on the actor by police in Mau for allegedly making indecent remarks against then chief minister Mayawati in 2009, during a public rally in Dakshin Tola area, organised by supporters of the Samajwadi Party.

The first information report 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. Police, after a probe, filed a charge sheet against Dutt. He was yet to appear before the trial court which had summoned him.

Counsel for Dutt confirmed that the high court stayed the proceedings Thursday and issued notices to the respondents.