Mumbai, Mar 13 IBNS | 5 months ago

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan was on Thursday charged for assaulting South African businessman Iqbal Sharma in 2012, reports said.


A local court here framed charges against the Bollywood actor under Section 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC for assaulting South African businessman.

The trial in the case will begin on Apr 30.

Khan was arrested in February 2012 for assaulting Sharma, who was a guest at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, following which a case of assault was registered against him on the basis of a complaint filed by the businessman.

Sharma accused him and his aides of breaking his nose after a scuffle inside the Taj Hotel here.

Khan was then having dinner with actress Kareena Kapoor, now his wife, her sister Karisma Kapur and their friends Malaika Arora Khan, Amrita Arora, her husband Shakeel Ladak and producer-actor Bilal Amrohi.

Ladak and Amrohi have also been charged with assault.

(Posted on 13-03-2014)