Pakistani shoemaker's deer chappals for SRK land him in jail

28 Aug 2016 | By Vaneet Randhawa

A Pakistani shoemaker named Jahangir was jailed by Pakistani authorities after his proclamation that he had made sandals from deer skin for actor Shah Rukh Khan.

The shoemaker had been approached by Khan's cousin sister Noor Jehan in Peshawar for making two pairs of Peshawari chappals (in Kaptaan Chappal style) to be taken to India with her on her visit.

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28 Aug 2016Pakistani shoemaker's deer chappals for SRK land him in jail

27 Aug 2016Pakistan clarifies on the arrest of the shoemaker

While the media was abuzz with news about the Pakistani shoemaker being jailed for making chappals for actor ShahRukh Khan, the Pakistani officials presented the reason for his arrest.

Police said that Jahangir was arrested on the complaints of the wildlife department officials.

Probe would ascertain if real deer-skin was used is underway as Pakistani wildlife laws prohibit commercial use of deer-skin.