Bollywood superstar, Salman Khan landed himself in legal trouble this week after senior journalist Ashok Pandey filed a complaint against the actor. He claimed that the actor had snatched his phone during an incident in April 2019 and the complaint was filed for assault, robbery, criminal mischief and criminal intimidation. The two became part of a heated exchange in the middle of the road and two months later, the journalist has filed a complaint in the court against Salman.
"I immediately contacted the DN Nagar police when the fight happened with Salman. I had full faith in the police system that my complaint will be heard but to my surprise, it was turned down and they said there's no base to the complaint,” Panday said, adding that, “When I argued, the officials said that they need some time and despite waiting for almost two months, I was disappointed. I got a letter from the police station stating that there is no offence in this case so they can't file a complaint. Hence I approached the court because that was the last resort available with me.”
The senior journalist, who claims the Bharat actor snatched his phone away, went on to add, "After the incident, I had got a call from Salman Khan Films and they requested that I should drop the complaint as their film might get into trouble.”
“And this is the reason why post the film's release, I have got the letter from the police station because they didn't want any trouble for Salman. I am filling this complaint because whatever happened was not right. The law is the same for everyone and you cannot take it in your hands Though you are a superstar, you cannot physically assault someone or grab their cellphone and abuse them. I am a journalist and if I can be given this kind of treatment after knowing the police in person, imagine what would happen to a common person,” he went on to conclude.
The complaint was filed recently in Andheri court and the first hearing of the case is on July 12. Stay tuned for more updates on the case.