Saif Ali Khan in legal trouble, charged for assaulting NRI

Saif Ali Khan has been charged of assaulting a South African businessman Iqbal Sharma at Mumbai's Taj Hotel in February 2012. He has been booked under Section 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The hearing of the case will begin from April 30, as per report.

“The court today framed charges against Khan and his two friends - Shakeel Ladak and Bilal Amrohi - under section 325 (assault) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code,” public prosecutor Wajeed Sheikh said.

Two years ago, Saif Ali Khan was involved in brawl with NRI businessman and his relative at Wasabi — a Japanese restaurant in the Taj Mahal hotel when Saif with his friends and Iqbal Sharma with his family was enjoying a dinner. Saif also got physical with Iqbal Sharma and following which the later lodged a police complaint against the Nawab. He was granted bail immediately.

Saif was accompanied by his 10 friends, including Kareena Kapoor and actor Amrita Arora. Trouble brewed when the NRI asked the actor to lower down the noise as it was disturbing them. Saif denied his request and used abusive language. Soon the situation turned worse. According to Sharma, Saif used abusive language and also hit him on his nose. Sharma added that when his father-in-law Raman Patel intervened, Saif hit him as well.

Saif and his friends surrendered at the police station and they were released on bail.