A Sikh Group filed a case against him accusing him of violating human rights. New York-based Sikh for Justice (SFJ) and two alleged victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots filed the case.
The US District Court issued the summons to Amitabh Bachchan (Big B) based on the complaint. Babu Singh Dukhiya and Mohender Singh, the two victims are based in Delhi and California respectively.
It has been learnt that the court has directed the Bollywood superstar to respond in 21 days after he is served with the summons.
Allegations against Amitabh Bachchan:
Running into 35-pages, the complaint alleges that Big B instigated people for violence after the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi.
In the past several years, SFJ has unsuccessfully tried to drag several Indian leaders to US courts in the alleged human rights violations cases.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi are two among those Indian leaders who too were summoned by the US court in connection with similar case.