A United States-based Sikh human rights group has lodged a criminal complaint against Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. The charges were filed for his alleged role in instigating and abetting the 1984 Sikh riots.
The complaint was lodged with authorities in Australia.
The complaint has been filed by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) with Christopher Craigie, Director Commonwealth Public Prosecutions in Australia.
The actor, who just turned 69, is currently in the Australian city of Sydney shooting for ‘The Great Gatsby’ that co-stars Titanic actor Leonardo Di Caprio.
The complaint has been lodged under Australia’s ‘Criminal Code Act 1995′ which states that Australian courts can have jurisdiction over cases involving crimes against humanity irrespective of whether the offense was committed in Australia or not.
Amitabh Bachchan was honoured by the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane with an honorary doctorate yesterday.