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Court grants bail to Karisma



Karisma Kapoor

JAIPUR: A railway court here on Tuesday granted bail to actor Karisma Kapoor in a 12-year-old criminal case.

In compliance with a Rajasthan High Court order of March 9, 2009, Karisma accompanied by her counsel Suresh Sahani submitted a personal bond of Rs.25,000 and two sureties of Rs.25,000 each before Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (Railways) Jaipur, Pooran Chand Sharma.

The case against Karisma and her co-stars Sunny Deol, Satish Shah and Tinnu Varma related to the shooting of a film, Bajrang, in the district on March 11, 1997. During the shooting on the periphery of Narena railway station, train No.2413 Up-link Express which had made a scheduled halt there could not depart for 25 minutes as a crowd of about 6,000 onlookers had gathered. Assistant Station Master of Narena Sitaram Malakar lodged an FIR at the GRP police station Phulera under Section 141 of the Railways Act, 1989. After a probe, the police in its final report submitted on February 10, 1998, did not find the actors, including Karisma, guilty of any offence. However, the magistrate did not accept the police findings and issued non-bailable warrants.—PTI

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