Police today told a local court that a plea seeking its direction to file a case against Amitabh Bachchan and five others over alleged delay in setting up a college named after the actor's daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai was baseless and worth rejecting.
"Police in its report submitted in the court has stated that the prayer made by the village head of Daulatpur in her application were baseless, lacked depth and is worth rejecting," official sources said here. The court has posted the matter for hearing for Friday.
Earlier on May 31, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (Fast Track) Shiv Chand had asked the police to probe a charge levelled by a village head against Amitabh Bachchan and five others over delay in setting up a college named after the megastar's daughter-in-law and actress Aishwarya Rai.
He had directed the Mohamadpur Khala police to look into the complaint filed by Daulatpur village head Raj Kumari, and submit a report on June 10.
On behalf of Raj Kumari, her son Avnindra Singh had moved the court for filing a case against Bachchan and five others, alleging that the actor had "cheated" people by announcing setting up of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Mahavidyala Degree College in the village, whereas no work has started even after the announcement made two years back.
Bachchan had purchased 16 bighas of land in Daulatpur village in Fatehpur tehsil of the district in two phases -- in 2006 and 2007 -- and had announced setting up of the college.
A foundation laying ceremony and a public meeting were also held there in 2008 in the presence of Bachchan family, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and then general secretary Amar Singh.
According to the complaint, the works for the college as per the announcements had to be carried out by Nishtha foundation of the then SP MP Jaya Prada.
"Whenever we tried to contact Devendra Rai of the Nishtha foundation he has threatened us," the complainant had alleged. However, the police in its report said that all the allegations levelled by the complainant were baseless and were not found to be true during investigation. PTI