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Sunny Deol, Karisma Kapoor discharged in 22-year-old case of pulling emergency chain

The stars and two others were accused of having pulled the emergency chain of the 2413-A Uplink Express without a valid reason, causing a 25-minute delay.

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Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol and actress Karisma Kapoor have been discharged by a Jaipur court in a 22-year-old case in which the two stars were accused of pulling the emergency chain of a train, causing a delay. 

In 1997, Deol and Kapoor were filming for the unreleased film Bajrang, along with stuntman Tinu Verma and actor Satish Shah. The foursome allegedly pulled the chain, and the train, the 2413-A Uplink Express, stopped at Narena station in Ajmer division's Phulera. The delay lasted 25 minutes.

While Deol and Kapoor have found relief, their colleagues Verma and Shah were not as lucky. According to a report in The Tribune newspaper, the case against them will continue as they did not file a review.

Last month, the railway magistrate framed charges against the Hindi film cast and crew under sections 141 (needlessly interfering with the means of communication in a train), 145 (drunkenness or nuisance), 146 (obstructing a railway servant in his duties) and 147 (trespassing and refusal to desist from trespassing) of the Railways Act. 

Both stars had challenged the order and the Jaipur court heard their review petition. In 2010, a sessions court had exonerated them after charges were first framed against them in 2009.