Friday, May 04, 2007

Judge who issued warrant against Gere transferred.

Is this the Indian version of being sent to Siberia?
New Delhi: A judge who issued an arrest warrant against Richard Gere for publicly kissing an Indian actress has been transferred from his job, a media report said yesterday. Judge Dinesh Gupta, a magistrate in the northwestern city of Jaipur, had issued arrest orders last week for both Gere and actress Shilpa Shetty after the kissing incident at a public Aids awareness event in New Delhi in March.

The Times of India reported yesterday that Gupta was transferred from his post in Jaipur to the small town of Kishangarh several hours away. The paper quoted High Court Commissioner C.P. Singh as saying the transfer was "routine", but he noted that the order came from a state chief justice. Officials could not immediately be reached for comment.