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Campaign against Aamir Khan to be investigated

Bollywood star Aamir Khan has registered a complaint with the Mumbai police in the wake of a “malicious” campaign against him on social networking website Facebook.

On Saturday he met Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria and Joint commissioner (law and order) Sadanand Date. The officials have assured an investigation and swift action by the Cyber Cell of the Crime Bureau, said a statement.

Khan made his TV debut with Sataymev Jayate in May 2012 and the show, dealing with sensitive social issues including female foeticide, domestic violence and child abuse, received a warm welcome from viewers after it aired on Star Plus. Some of the episodes dealing with female foeticide and malpractices in medicine recorded the highest ratings.

He launched the second season on March 2 on Star India channels, with episodes focusing on rape and others delving into the police force.

At the end of each episode Khan asks for donations from the public for the Humanity Trust.

But this week it has been alleged in a number of messages on Facebook that the money is being used to build mosques and help young Muslims.

Khan took to his Facebook page and said he was associated with a different Humanity Trust in Hanspukur, West Bengal.

“I would like to clarify that Satyamev Jayate, in season one was associated with the Humanity Trust, Hanspukur, West Bengal, a charitable hospital run by Ajoy Mistry and his mother Subhashini Mistry. Humanity Trust, Hanspukur, West Bengal, is doing excellent work in the field of health care and provides free medical facilities to the poor. More information can be found on their website”

He added: “Please note that Humanity Trust, Hanspukur, has nothing to do with Humanity Trust referred to in the malicious messages. I would like to clarify that all donations sought in SMJ are used and channelled for entirely deserving and secular causes, contrary to the content of the highly mischievous/malicious insinuations in the messages, being circulated by vested and unscrupulous interest.”

He also urged viewers to seek information on all NGOs featured on the show via the website,

“Spread the love guys,” he added.

Satyamev Jayate 2 airs every Sunday in the UAE on Star Plus at 9.30pm.