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Ranbir Kapoor fails to appear before Udaipur court

PTI 27 Jun 2012, 9:22:59 IST
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Udaipur : Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor today failed to appear before a local   court in connection with a case registered against him for allegedly smoking in public.




The court has now asked him to appear before it on July 26.

Pictures of Ranbir Kapoor smoking at a public place here last month while shooting for his upcoming film, ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani' had appeared in the local press.

A complaint under CrPC Section 156(3) was lodged at a court in Udaipur following which Ranbir was served summons asking him to appear before the court today.

Harendra Singh, in-charge of Udaipur's Ghanta Ghar police station, said that Ranbir has been booked for violation of Section 5 of  Prevention of Smoking Act.

If the charges are proved, the actor may be sentenced to six-month imprisonment or slapped with a penalty of Rs 200.