FIR against Aamir quashed

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Aamir…’Improper use of national emblem’.

The Indian Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking the registration of an FIR against Bollywood actor Aamir Khan,

The FIR against him was for allegedly making improper use of the national emblem on his TV show Satyamev Jayate.

A bench comprising three judges rejected the plea from Chandigarh-based NGO Arrive Safe Society and said if the petitioner has any grievances, the proper forum like the police could be approached.

Harman S Sidhu, who runs the NGO, had approached the apex court after his plea was dismissed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Sidhu argued that offences punishable under Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 and The State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act, 2005 has been committed by the actor by showing the emblem without due permission of the Union government.

He had also alleged that the actor and others made improper use of the national emblem “for private commercial gains”.

To support his claims, Sidhu had referred to an episode of the Satyamev Jayate series in which Khan had highlighted how a majority of road accidents cannot be dismissed as accidents and should be termed as murders. – CINEWS

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