FIR Against Salman Khan, Katrina For Alleged Casteist Remark

A plea was filed before the court seeking registration of FIR against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, and others for allegedly using a casteist slur against a scheduled caste during the promtion of his film Tiger Zinda Hai’.

The Delhi police made the submission in a status report filed before Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma, that on a similar complaint, the Mumbai police did not lodge an FIR considering the one registered in Churu, Rajasthan for the same offence. Which has been stayed by the High Court there.

The complaint, filed by Harnam Singh, a former Chairman of Delhi Commission for Karamcharis, alleged that the remark was made by Khan during a programme on a television channel while Kaif, “rather than protesting at the offensive and insensitive statement, joined the accused number 1 (Khan) in insulting and abusing the victim through her conduct.”

Mr Singh said he had in December last year filed a complaint at a police station, but no FIR has been registered yet, due to which he filed the application before the court.