Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Customs officials intercept Shah Rukh Khan

Customs officials at Mumbai's international airport today intercepted actor Shah Rukh Khan while he was passing through the green channel without his luggage.

Actor Shah Rukh Khan Khan was intercepted by Customs officials at the city's international airport today.

Khan, whose London-Mumbai flight landed at 11 am this morning, was passing through the green channel without his luggage.

When the officer on duty asked him if he possessed any luggage with him, Khan answered in the affirmative. The officer then told him to clear the green channel with his luggage.

At the time of screening his baggage, one electric kettle worth Rs 5000 was found. Since this amount does not exceed the permissible limit drawn by authorities, no duty charges were imposed.

"When the officer on duty asked Khan about his luggage, he said it is behind and so the officer asked him to clear the airport along with his baggage," a customs official told this newspaper.

 looks like Shah Rukh Khan will continue to have trouble with the law. A case has been registered against superstar Khan by social worker Ravindra Brahme for disrespecting the national flag during the celebrations that followed the Indian cricket team’s victory in the World Cup final held on April 2, 2011.

Brahme had recently lodged a case against model Gehna Vashist at the Deccan Gymkhana police station for dishonouring the Tricolour by using it as a swimsuit in a photo-shoot in Mumbai. Gehna was arrested by officials of the Deccan Gymkhana police station a few days ago.

"We have decided to start a movement against people who show disrespect to the Indian flag and if we find such people, we will start registering complaints against them without thinking of their stature," Brahme said. "In SRK’s case, I was surfing the net and on one website I found some pictures in which he was waving the Indian flag in Mumbai after India won the cricket World Cup on April 2, 2011. While waving the flag, he ignored the fact that saffron colour was at the bottom and the green colour was on top."

He said that Khan was a role model and an iconic figure for the youth in the country and so should act responsibly. "If he indulged in such acts, the youth will also emulate him," Brahme said.

The police confirmed that the case had been registered under the relevant sections of the Prevention of Insult to National Honour (Amendment) Act on August 14 after Brahme approached them.

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