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Legal woes and Bollywood stars: the list is long

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The arrest of Malayalam actor Dileep, for his alleged involvement in the abduction and rape of an actress, has turned the spotlight once again on the legal wrangles of celebrities. Among those who have courted trouble are:

Sanjay Dutt: The actor served a five-year sentence for possessing an AK-56 rifle and for his connection with the 1993 blasts. He walked out a free man in February last year.

Salman Khan: The hero was acquitted by the in a 2002 hit-and-run case but is an accused in a 1998 case related to blackbuck poaching.

Saif Ali Khan: The Omkara star is also one of the accused in the poaching incident, along with Salman, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam. Saif was also booked for allegedly hitting a businessmen in 2012.

Monica Bedi: The starlet was jailed for two and half years for using a fake passport while she was in Portugal with gangster Abu Salem.

Mamta Kulkarni: The '90s star, who once worked with Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan, has been declared a "proclaimed offender". The actress, who disappeared in 2002, is being investigated for her role in an international drug racket with her partner, alleged druglord Vicky Goswami.

Fardeen Khan: The actor was a promising star kid on the block when he was busted while trying to buy cocaine in May 2001. He was let off with a warning.

Govinda: The '90s dancing star landed in legal trouble when he slapped an onlooker on the sets of 'Money Hai Toh Honey Hai'. The victim filed an assault and criminal intimidation case against the actor. The 2008 case was finally closed today after the actor apologised to the victim.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 20:42 IST