Actor Vidyut Jammwal acquitted in a 12-year-old assault case

Big relief for the ‘Junglee’ actor Vidyit Jammwal. The actor Vidyut Jammwal was acquitted by a court in Mumbai due to "lack of evidence" in a 12 years old assault case.

The Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Bandra acquitted the actor and his friend, Harishnath Goswami, in a 2007 old assault case. Both of them were accused of assaulting a businessman.

“The action hero is now totally free. The action hero only does ‘action’ in the movies is all I’d like to say,” he told ANI after the verdict.

The ‘Commando’, was accused of smashing a bottle on a person’s head at a five-star hotel in Mumbai in the year 2007. Following the incident, the businessman, a resident of Juhu, filed an FIR against Vidyut and his friend.

Lawyer for Vidyut Jammwal , Aniket Nikam said: “The case pertains to an allegation levelled against Vidyut Jammwal in the year 2007 of assaulting somebody while he was partying in a club in Mumbai.”

“During the trial, we were able to establish that there was absolutely no incriminating evidence against the actor,” he said, further asserting that “the court has accepted our submissions today and acquitted Jammwal.” Harishnath Goswami, a friend of Vidyut who was also named in the matter, has been acquitted as well.

“The prosecution has failed to establish any evidence. Hence both Vidyut Jammwal and his friend Harishnath Goswami have been acquitted in the matter,” Nikam said.

The 38-year-old is a trained martial artist and has acted in several Bollywood movies including ‘Force’, ‘Commando’.