SRK pleads guilty, pays fine in public smoking case

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


Seen on 8 April smoking in public during an Indian Premier League (IPL)��cricket match between his co-owned team Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals, Shah Rukh Khan receives a court summons. He has pleaded guilty to the case, reports suggest.

According to NDTV, the actor sent his counsel V J Bajva to court on his behalf, seeking exemption from a personal appearance.��Bajva branded the matter a “petty affair”.

The case against Khan was filed by owner of a private academy in Jaipur who took action against the actor under section 5/11 of Rajasthan Prohibition of Smoking Act, 2000, which prohibits smoking at a public place.

Khan has found himself in much bother during this season of IPL. His row with ground staff at Wankhede stadium also earned him a five year ban from the arena. His team is set to play Chennai Super Kings in tomorrow’s final.