Vidyut Jammwal known for his role in Commando was recently acquitted by the Bandra magistrate court in a 12-year-old assault case. His was accused for attacking a businessman back in 2007. The court has stated that "lack of evidence" is the main cause of acquittal.
On the night on which the incident took place, August 31 and September 1, 2007, Jammwal was partying and celebrating with his friends at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Mumbai. In accordance with the complaint filed with the police, Rahul Suri, a Juhu-based businessman, supposedly accidently pushed Jamwal’s friends while they were exiting the hotel. This, according to their narrative, led to a fist fight between them, and Suri alleged that Jammwal too beat him up and smashed and shattered a bottle on his head.
Jammwal was initially charged with voluntarily causing grievous harm, rioting, armed with a weapon and being part of an unlawful assembly. In addition to this, Jammwal and his model friend Hrishant Goswami were charged with common intention. During the extremely lengthy and outstretched trial, Jammwal failed to attend the court despite the fact that he was summoned on a various occasions over the period of the trial. It was only after a non-bailable warrant was issued that he finally attended his court hearings and dates. His plea was also that he was not guilty due to which the courts initiated the trial against him.
The prosecution examined two witnesses, in which one of the Panch (witnesses) had turned aggressive, while the police officer too allegedly did not provide much assistance the prosecution case. Advocate Aniket Nikam, who represented Jammwal, said, "My clients were innocent. There was no satisfactory evidence before the court to hint towards my client's involvement in the alleged incident of assault. They have been acquitted."