The Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate court has asked the Airport police to register a case against the actor and his bodyguards, for allegedly assaulting a social activist and snatching his documents when the latter was boarding a flight last year.

The complainant in the case is Ravindra Dwiwedi, who claims to be an activist with one Akhil Bhartiya Bhrashtachar Nirmulan Samiti, an anti-corruption organisation. According to his complaint, Dwiwedi, on November 4, 2014, was boarding Jet Airways flight 9W331 to Delhi from the domestic terminal, along with other committee members.

After entering the flight, Khan allegedly ordered his bodyguards to manhandle Dwiwedi and also snatch the documents on his person. “After I got into the flight, Salman Khan started abusing me and instructed his bodyguards to assault me and snatch the documents I had in my possession, which included important papers related to Gopinath Munde’s death,” Dwiwedi said in his complaint.

Following the incident, Dwiwedi approached the Airport police, who refused to take his complaint. He then knocked on the doors of the Andheri court. Nearly five months after pursuing the case, the court, on Monday, ordered the Airport police to register a case against Khan and his associates under Section 156 (3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

The court has ordered the Airport police station (mid-day has a copy) to register the case under Sections 392 (robbery), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (2) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. Reshma Shetty, the actor’s manager, neither answered mid-day’s phone calls, nor replied to our text message asking to comment on the case.


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