Saif Ali Khan charged with assault on South African businessman
By Sayed Jawad - Sat Dec 22 2012, 11:03 am
“Mumbai’s Colaba police station filed a chargesheet against Khan in a metropolitan magistrate court on Thursday,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Ravindra Shishwe told reporters here on Friday.
“The chargesheet has been filed with regard to a complaint registered against him for assaulting an NRI businessman on Feb 22,” he added.
Shishwe further informed that the charge-sheet has been filed with regard to complaint registered against Khan and two others by NRI businessman Iqbal Mir Sharma on February 22. Thus, the charge-sheet apart from naming Khan as accused included his two friends — Shakeel Ladak and Bilal Amrohi.
Khan and two friends were charged under section 325 of the Indian Penal Code for assault, Press Trust of India reported.
Khan, 42, was at the time of the alleged assault dining with friends and actress Kareena Kapoor, whom he married in October.
Saif was arrested on February 22 with Amrohi and Ladak for assaulting NRI businessman Iqbal Sharma. They were later released on bail. Khan however claimed one of his friends was assaulted which led to the fight.
Khan is one of Bollywood’s biggest actors and the Nawab (Muslim prince) of the former princely state of Pataudi.
His father was famous cricketing legend Mansur Ali Khan, better known as “Tiger Pataudi”.