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Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan gets bail in assault case

The brawl reportedly occurred when Khan, his girlfriend Kareena Kapoor and his friends were dining at a posh restaurant and were asked to lower their voice by a businessman seated at a table next to them

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  • Published: 14:12 February 22, 2012

Saif Ali Khan
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  • Assistant Commissioner of Police Iqbal Shaikh told Gulf News that Khan (in picture) was having dinner at the Taj hotel in Colaba with his girlfriend and fellow actor Kareena Kapoor and a group of friends when the incident occurred.

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan was on Wednesday detained by Mumbai Police for allegedly assaulting a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) businessman. He was later granted bail.

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The victim Iqbal Sharma, a South African of Indian origin, had filed a complaint at the Colaba police station in south Mumbai, accusing the actor of punching him and his father-in-law.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Iqbal Shaikh told Gulf News that Khan was having dinner at the Taj hotel in Colaba with his girlfriend and fellow actor Kareena Kapoor and a group of friends when the incident occurred.

“The complainant’s family sitting near Khan’s table took objection to the loud noise and talking and this led to an argument and scuffle between them. Khan allegedly punched the complainant in the nose and fractured it,” said the police officer.

Meanwhile, Sharma, while talking to a TV news channel about the incident, said: Khan and his group “were loud and rowdy. They were upset because we asked the management to tell them to tone down their voices a bit.” Because of the noise, the family even moved downstairs, he said. Even there, while passing by their table after returning from the wash room, “Khan told me, ‘You don’t know who I am. If you want peace, you should go to a library.”

In the argument that followed, Sharma said Khan verbally abused him and then “assaulted me. He punched my father-in-law hurting his left arm. There were three others with him.”

The girls with the Khan group were screaming, he added.

The actor was earlier booked in 2008 for assaulting a photojournalist in Patiala, Punjab, during the shooting of a film and had to later apologise. The case was resolved amicably.

Khan’s home production Agent Vinod, starring Khan and Kareena, is all set for release this March.

 

Comments (4)

  1. Added 17:08 February 23, 2012

    By reading the report; it seems that Khan got carried away and wanted to pose as a real hero in front of his girlfriend. Poor incident; never expected this act from Mr. Khan.

    Mohammad Elyas Pasha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 12:11 February 23, 2012

    Pity you Saif! Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

    Gowri, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 11:57 February 23, 2012

    Tut-tut, shame on you Saif. That's no way to behave when you have so many fans who look up to you.

    Rio, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 11:43 February 23, 2012

    His such acts could bring his fame down and a bad impression will be there about him in his Fan's mind.

    Saleh Al Balushi, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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