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Mumbai court summons Salman Khan in 2019 journalist assault case

Mumbai: A local Mumbai court on Wednesday issued summons to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and his bodyguard Nawaz Shaikh directing them to be present in the court on April 5 in response to a complaint accusing them of assaulting a journalist. 

Ashok Pandey, a TV journalist, had filed a plea alleging that he was assaulted on April 24, 2019, when he and his cameraperson saw Khan riding his bicycle and tried to film him. 

He said that the Dabangg actor had snatched away his mobile phone when the media persons had started clicking his photos. 

The actor had allegedly entered into an argument and threatened him. Advocate Fazal Shaikh, appearing for the complainant, had urged the court to direct the local D N Nagar police station to investigate the case.

Metropolitan Magistrate RR Khan said in his order passed on Tuesday that by an order passed on Sept 4, 2019, the matter was referred for investigation by the DN Nagar police station. 

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After a detailed investigation, the police had booked offences under IPC Sec 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and Sec 506 (criminal intimidation) against the accused persons. 

The Magistrate said, “Keeping in view the self-speaking material on record, positive police report…and other material on record, there are sufficient grounds to proceed against the accused persons.”

Recently, Vicky Kaushal trolled a troll who asked him not to become like Salman Khan once the Uri: The Surgical Strike actor becomes successful. He was asked to respond to trolls in a throwback interview with Filmfare. One of the questions attracted attention where the social media user wrote, “A request, successful hone ke baad Salman Khan mat ban jana”. To this, Vicky, who recently tied the knot with Katrina Kaif, paused for a moment and then said, “haa phir?” so that the presenter could move on to the next post. 

India Blooms News Service

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