Salman Khan’s court cases can’t seem to see an end. He was summoned by the Andheri court in a case for allegedly assaulting a journalist for clicking him on the streets of Mumbai, as per ANI reports. The Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Tuesday issued a notice against the actor and his bodyguard Mohammed Nawaz Iqbal Shaikh and asked him to appear before the court on April 5.
Both the actor and his bodyguard are charged under sections 504 and 506. The case dates back to 2019 when a TV Journalist filed a private complaint against Salman Khan and his bodyguard after being allegedly threatened and insulted for doing his work.
Mumbai | Andheri Magistrate Court summons Salman Khan to appear on April 5 in a 2019 case filed by a journalist Ashok Pandey for allegedly misbehaving with him. Court has summoned the actor for offences under IPC sections 504 and 506
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According to a Hindustan Times report, the Metropolitan Magistrate RR Khan said, “The matter was referred to D N Nagar police station for investigation under section 202 of CrPC (Postponement of issue of the process), the police have informed that the offences under section 504 and 506 of Indian Penal Code are made out against accused persons. 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 for the offences under sections 504, 506 of the Indian Penal Code. Hence, I am satisfied to issue process against the accused persons.”
Back in 2019, Ashok Pandey, a TV journalist was filming Salman Khan when he was cycling on the streets but not without taking his bodyguard’s permission who agreed to it. However, Pandey said Salman got irked and allegedly asked his bodyguard to thrash him. Pandey said that this case was delayed for a long time now due to COVID 19 and he is happy that the court has finally decided to open the issue again.
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