Cops to Investigate Salman After Journalist Moves Court
Salman Khan has been accused of assault against a journalist
Mumbai’s Andheri court magistrate has reportedly ordered the police to conduct an inquiry into Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in a case of misbehaviour against a journalist. A few months earlier the TV journalist, Ashok Pandey, claimed he was assaulted by Salman and his bodyguards when he was taking pictures of the star. Ashok had moved the court to have a First Information Report (FIR) filed against Salman and his team.
In a new report, the journalist has alleged that the police refused to register the FIR until the court intervened.
“I was confident the court would not turn me down the way the local Mumbai police had. DN Nagar police station had ignored me only because my aggressor was film star Salman Khan,”Ashok Pandey
Ashok had filed a 'private complaint' in the court of R R Khan, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Andheri, under IPC sections 323 (causing hurt), 392 (robbery), and 506 (criminal intimidation). The court has now found merit in his case and senior inspector Parmeshwar Ganame has stated that his team shall investigate and submit their report by next month.
In his plea, Ashok said that on 24 April, he saw Salman Khan cycling on the road with two of his aides escorting him. Ashok sought permission from the two aides to film Salman and they agreed. However, when he started filming the two aides jumped into Ashok’s car and began assaulting him. Salman also joined in, assaulted Pandey, snatched his mobile and tried to destroy it and delete data.
(With Inputs From: DNA)
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