The Calcutta High Court on Thursday directed Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan to file an affidavit explaining his relation with the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), against which a CBI probe has been sought for misleading and duping students.
Justice Debangshu Basak directed Shahrukh Khan -- who has appeared in some IIPM advertisements, his firm Red Chillies Entertainment and the institute's promoter Arindam Chaudhuri to file individual affidavits.
The affidavits will have to be filed before the court within two weeks after the Durga Puja vacation.
Petitioner students claimed before the high court that they had been impressed by Shahrukh Khan's advertisements promoting the IIPM in taking admission to its courses.
Their lawyer Dipanjan Datta claimed before Justice Basak that Shahrukh Khan was a brand ambassador for the institute.
The claim was denied by Shahrukh Khan's lawyer, who told the court that he had merely appeared in some advertisements for the institute. Justice Basak then directed Shahrukh Khan to submit an affidavit stating his relation with the organisation.
The West Bengal government was also directed to file an affidavit before the court explaining why a probe into the allegations against the IIPM should not be handed over to the CBI from the state police.
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