Shah Rukh Khan Gets Clean Chit in Wankhede Stadium Brawl Incident

The Mumbai Police filed a report in court saying that no ‘cognisable offence’ was registered against Khan. 

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Shahrukh Khan. (Photo: Reuters)

It has been five years since the name of the King of Bollywood was sullied at a brawl at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium, where it was alleged that post a Kolkata Knight Riders victory during IPL 2012, Khan lost his temper and used abusive language against security personnel of the stadium.

The Mumbai Police on Tuesday cleared Khan’s name and also took the matter to a metropolitan magistrate’s court clarifying that no ‘cognisable offence’ was registered against Khan following the brawl.

Kolkata Knight Riders winning the 2009 IPL Championship (Photo: Reuters)
Kolkata Knight Riders winning the 2009 IPL Championship (Photo: Reuters)
After the investigation, it was found that no cognisable offence had taken place
The police report filed in court

Shah Rukh's Version of the Story

Amit Maru, complainant and local activist, filed a private complaint in the magistrate’s court seeking action against the actor for the incident. The Mumbai Police, replying to the complaint, recorded Khan’s response denying the allegations, and filed the same as a report in court.

According to Khan, at the night in question, Kolkata Knight Riders had just won a match when his friends and children ran into the ground following which they were asked to leave by security guard Vikas Dalvi. Khan then informed Dalvi that the children were with him, and were not to be touched which is when Khan’s business manager escorted the children out.

The superstar insists that he only got angry when he was spoken to in indecent language during the chaos after the match.

Maru had earlier filed a petition in 2008 against the actor in the high court, but the court ruled in the actor’s favour as well. Khan believes the only reason Maru is bringing the issue up again is for publicity.

Khan lived out a five-year ban imposed on him by the Mumbai Cricket Association, which was only lifted last year.

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