London, (ANI): Six years to the day after a woman in filmmaker
Kaizad Gustad"s film unit was run over by a local train during a
shoot, the director has been found guilty of negligence and has
been sentenced to a month in jail.
British national Nadia Khan, then 26, Gustad"s assistant for the
shoot, was hit by a train while standing on a live track during the
shooting of a film in Mumbai, reports the BBC.
However, Gustad, who directed boom,kaizad gustad,prakash
upadhyaya, will not be sent to prison as he had served a month
in jail during the trial. The other five accused in the case were
acquitted of the charges of destroying evidence.
The decision came after a lengthy trial when a more serious
charge of culpable homicide was changed into 'rash and negligent
act". Police said that the crew did not have permission to film on
Gustad had initially given false information to police. He told
the cops that Khan had died in a road accident. A Mumbai court also
fined the director 1,500 dollars.