Friday, 14 August 2020

Indian journalist files assault charges against Salman Khan

BOLLYWOOD: An Indian journalist has filed criminal charges against Bollywood star Salman Khan and his bodyguards for allegedly assaulting him after he tried to film the actor who was riding a bicycle.

A journalist from Mumbai has lodged a criminal on charges of assault, threat, abuse and others. “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,” the journalist’s lawyer Neeraj Gupta told Indian media.

According to the complaint, the alleged incident took place in the wee hours of April 24 when Salman was riding a bicycle escorted by two body-guards. The journalist said in his complaint that he was riding in a car and after spotting the actor, he started recording a video after seeking consent of his bodyguards.

The actor, however, got enraged and his bodyguards allegedly came to the car and started thrashing him. Khan too assaulted him and snatched his mobile phone.

He has now approached the court after Indian police allegedly refused to hear his complaint as according to them no criminal offense has been done.

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