A Sikh human rights group has filed a criminal case against Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan with authorities in Australia, where he’s set to get an honorary doctorate, for his alleged part in instigating and abetting the 1984 Sikh riots.
The case has been submitted by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) with Christopher Craigie, Director Commonwealth Public Prosecutions in Australia.
It’s been filed under Australia’s ‘Criminal Code Act 1995’ which states that Australian courts can have jurisdiction over cases relating to crimes against mankind irrespective of whether the crime was fully commited in Australia or not.
Amitabh Bachchan is presently in Sydney filming for ‘The Great Gatsby’ with Leonardo Di Caprio. Big B will also be honoured by the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane on Thursday when he will get an honorary doctorate.