TV Journalist Files Complaint in Court Accusing Salman of Assault
The journalist appealed to the court to ask police to conduct an inquiry into the matter.
A TV journalist from Mumbai has has lodged a criminal complaint against actor Salman Khan and his associates on charges of assault, threat, abuse and others, a lawyer said on Tuesday.
Ashok S. Pandey, the Maharashtra head of JK24x7 news channel, has filed the criminal case before the 10th Court, Andheri, against Salman, his aide Vijay and another unknown person, his lawyer Neeraj Gupta said. "The matter will come up for hearing on 12 July. At that time, the court will decide whether the police will be directed to conduct an investigation, or issue summons to the accused," Gupta told IANS.
In the plea, Ashok Pandey said that he was driving with his cameraman Sayyed Irfan from Juhu to Kandivli on 24 April, when he saw Salman Khan cycling on the road. Two of his aides were escorting him. Pandey said in his complaint that he sought permission from the two aides to film Khan, which they agreed to.
However, when he started filming the actor, the two aides jumped into Pandey’s car and began assaulting him, Gupta said. Even Salman also allegedly joined in, assaulted Pandey, snatched his mobile and tried to destroy it and delete important data from it.
Shocked, Ashok Pandey started moving towards the D.N. Nagar police station to file a complaint. But he claimed that Khan again abused him and tried to grab his phone.
Later, Pandey filed his complaint, but after nearly two months, officers at the D.N. Nagar police station disposed it off, saying there was no offence in the matter, Gupta said.
Meanwhile, Pandey said that Khan's representative, one Zohaib, called him and reportedly admitted to the misbehaviour and requested him to settle the matter. However, Pandey refused to any settlement.
Pandey has appealed to the court to direct the police to conduct a detailed inquiry in the matter and take suitable action under the law against the accused for the alleged offences committed by them.
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