Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and his bodyguard Nawaz Shaikh were summed by a local court here based on a complaint filed by a journalist in connection with a dispute back in 2019.
In an order on Tuesday, Metropolitan Magistrate RR Khan noted that a police report in the case stated that offences under Indian Penal Code Sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) have been made out against the accused persons, reported news agency PTI.
The local court issued process/summons and posted the matter for further hearing on April 5.
Journalist Ashok Pandey had demanded criminal action to be initiated against the actor and his bodyguard in his complaint.
Pandey accused Salman Khan of snatching away his mobile phone while cycling on a Mumbai street when some photojournalists began clicking his snaps.
Pandey also alleged that Salman Khan had entered into a verbal argument with him and then threatened him. Earlier, the court had ordered the local police station to hold a probe and submit a report.
“Keeping in view the self-speaking material on record, positive police report and other material on record, there are sufficient grounds to proceed against the accused persons,” the court said in its order on Tuesday.
After the process (summon) is issued, the accused persons have to appear before the court.