Shah Rukh Khan was drunk: Mumbai ACP

Mumbai, May 17 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Mumbai Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Iqbal Sheikh, also a senior member of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) said Thursday that film star Shah Rukh Khan was in a drunken state Wednesday night when the Kolkata Knight Riders’ owner was involved in a late Wednesday night brawl at the Wankhede Stadium here.

“Shah Rukh was drunk. He was smelling of alcohol but he was not drinking at the Wankhede stadium. But it is not an offence. He was also abusing and threatening the MCA (Mumbai Cricket Association) and BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) officials,” said Sheikh.

Sheikh, who was present at the Wankhede on match duty, had to intervene to prevent the incident from turning ugly.

Shah Rukh got into a brawl with MCA and BCCI officials after he was prevented by the guards from celebarting his team’s win over Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match Wednesday night.

Sheikh, who is also member of the MCA managing committee, said: “I took him out and separated him because the incident was turning ugly. While being taken away he was showering abuses on MCA and BCCI officials. We are investigating the matter.”

Asked if Shah Rukh was provoked by MCA officials, Sheikh said: “We are not concerned about the provocation. We are only concerned about the act.”

The MCA is reportedly considering slapping a life ban on Shah Rukh Khan.

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