Bollywood actor Salman Khan has landed in a controversy again as a television journalist from Mumbai has lodged a criminal complaint against the actor and his associates on charges of assault, threat, abuse and others, a lawyer said here on Tuesday.
Ashok S. Pandey, the Maharashtra head of JK24x7 news channel, has filed the criminal case before the 10th Court, Andheri, against Khan, his aide Vijay and another unknown person, his lawyer Neeraj Gupta said.
“The matter will come up for hearing on July 12. At that time, the court will decide whether the police will be directed to conduct an investigation, or issue summons to the accused,” Gupta told IANS.
Journalist files criminal complaint against Salman Khan for assault
According to reports, a journalist named Ashok Shyamlal Pandey claimed that On April 24 he and his fellow cameraman spotted Salman on the road, they started filming him after taking permission from the actor’s bodyguard. However, the same did not go down well with the actor which led to a major argument between the two parties.
Pandey alleged that Salman’s bodyguards misbehaved with them and that the superstar snatched away his phone and tried to destroy it and delete important data from it.
As Pandey started moving towards the D.N. Nagar police station to lodge a complaint, he claimed that Khan again abused him and tried to grab his phone.
Later, Pandey filed his complaint, but after nearly two months, officers at the D.N. Nagar police station disposed it off, saying there was no offence in the matter, Gupta said.
In the meantime, Pandey said that Khan’s representative, one Zohaib, called him and reportedly admitted to the misbehaviour and requested him to settle the matter. However, Pandey refused to any settlement.
Pandey has prayed to the court to direct the police to conduct a detailed inquiry in the matter and take suitable action under the law against the accused for the alleged offences committed by them.