Kanpur, Dec 1 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Bollywood actor, superstar Salman Khan is again in the news and this time for a not-so-good reason.
The 46-year old actor, along with his bodyguard Shera and five other security personnel, has been booked for assaulting anti-corruption activist Omendra Bharat while promoting his latest film ‘Bodyguard’ in Kanpur on August 24.
Although, Bharat, who is an ex-IITian, approached the police to at the time of the happening, no FIR was lodged at that time following which he went ahead to complain about the incident to Kanpur’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Piyush Pandey on September 5.
However, after the orders by the local court, a FIR for the same was registered at Kakadev police station on Tuesday.
The complaint alleges assault by actor’s bodyguard Shera and some other security personnel when the activist and few other people approached him to give a Gandhi topi and request the actor to join them in their cause of anti-corruption.
The FIR has been registered under various sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC), including 147 (punishment and rioting), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace).
The matter is now being investigated and probably, suitable action will be taken soon.
Apparently, this is not the first time that Salman has got into legal troubles.
In 2002, Khan was alleged of culpable homicide when his car ran into a bakery in Mumbai and killed a person while injured three.
And even in 2006, Khan was sentenced to one year in prison for hunting an endangered species, the Chinkara.
(Writing by Vatsal Verma)