Saif Ali Khan Issued Notice By EC
Actor Saif Ali Khan has been issued notice by Election Commission for wedding party in Gurgaon.
The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday issued notices to veteran Bollywood star Sharmila Tagore and her son Saif Ali Khan for organizing a marriage party in Gurgaon without prior permission, an official said.
Former cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s wife Sharmila Tagore and several others have been issued notices for organizing the anniversary party of Saif’s marriage with Kareena Kapoor on the night of October 15-16 at their palace in Pataudi, 26 km from Gurgaon city.
The function also continued on the night of October 16-17. Crackers were burst for several hours as loudspeakers blared. “On the directions of Ajai Shankar Pandey, the election observer has issued notice for violating model code of conduct. The sub-divisional magistrate-cum-returning officer of Pataudi has complained to the EC that loudspeakers were used without prior permission during the celebrations. A cocktail party was also organized,” official spokesperson R.S. Sangwan said.
“The accused have been asked to reply by Oct 21 till 3 p.m.,” he said.
Several Bollywood dignitaries, including Kareena’s mother Babita Kapoor were present at the party.
The model code of conduct is in force in Haryana as assembly elections were held on October 15th and counting of votes will take place on October 19th.
Pataudi is one of the reserved constituency seats in Haryana.