Salman Khan accused of assault, robbery
June 27, 2019
Bollywood actor Salman Khan is in legal trouble again and this time he has been accused of violent attack and robbery by a journalist in Mumbai.
The journalist is Ashok S. Pandey who is the Maharashtra head of JK 24x7 news channel. In the FIR against the actor, Pandey has pressed charges of abuse, assault and robbery.
According to Neeraj Gupta, the lawyer of the complainant, the incident took place on 24 April. The journalist was trying to record a video of Salman who was cycling on the road . This allegedly irked Salman and he took away the cell phone from the journalist.
"My client who is a senior journalist was attacked by Salman on April 24, 2019. The actor snatched my client's cell phone and deleted the data in it. When my client tried defending himself, he was abused by Salman badly," Neeraj Gupta said.
Pandey has also accused the police of not taking up his complaint seriously for around two months.
While Salman has not issued any statement in the matter yet, the court will hear the case on 12 July,
The news has evoked mixed reactions from social media users.
DABANGG SALMANâ€ tweeted, Only if media cared for real news n truth behind it. Salman n team should file defamation case against this attention seeking despo journalist ..police rubbished this shit long back but the butthurtness..
"One is tooooooo famous to do anything and will become a news on it's own... Other is still not a known face or name...trying an encashment... I do hope for the best... One does not need any wishes Is already tooooooooooo blessed... Other really trying hard to win attention, tweeted DEBASHISH MALLICK