Back in June this year, a TV journalist moved a court in Mumbai seeking registration of a First Information Report (FIR) against Bollywood star Salman Khan and his bodyguards for allegedly assaulting him after he tried to film the actor who was riding a bicycle.
Ashok Pandey, the journalist, filed a 'private complaint' in the court of R R Khan, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Andheri, under IPC sections 323 (causing hurt), 392 (robbery), and 506 (criminal intimidation), 324, 426, and 34.
Now, in the recent development, the Metropolitan Magistrate court, Andheri, has directed Mumbai police (D N Nagar Police) to start investigation and submit report to court against Salman Khan and others. The report needs to be submitted by October 14. According to the plea submitted by Pandey, the alleged incident took place in the wee hours of April 24 when Salman Khan was riding a bicycle escorted by two bodyguards.
Earlier, the journalist filing a police complaint had made headlines. The two-page complaint filed at DN Nagar police station read, "On Wednesday around 4:40 pm we were moving to Kandivli from Juhu, near DN Nagar Police Station, when we spotted Salman Khan cycling along with two of his bodyguards. We asked his bodyguard for permission to shoot a video to which they agreed without any objection. While shooting, Salman Khan instructed his bodyguards and they jumped approached our vehicle and pushed my colleague who was filming Salman Khan on his cellphone. Followed by this, Salman Khan came and snatched our cellphones even after I informed him that I am a journalist."
Salman Khan is basking the success of his latest stint, 'Bharat', that raked high numbers at the box office. He will next be seen in 'Dabangg 3' alongside Sonakshi Sinha and was also to star in 'Inshallah' opposite Alia Bhatt, but the film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali was unfortunately shelved.
(WITH PTI INPUTS)
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