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Actor Saif Ali Khan today appeared before a metropolitan magistrate’s court in Mumbai in connection with a case related to an assault, after the prosecution sought a bailable warrant against him last time for remaining absent frequently.

The hearing was today adjourned to the next week.

“On the next date of hearing, a copy of CCTV footage (of the alleged incident) will be given to Mr Khan and other accused,” said prosecutor Wajid Sheikh.

Mr Khan and his friends Bilal Amrohi and Shakkel Ladak were arrested after saif, an NRI businessman, complained to the police that they assaulted him inside the Taj hotel in Mumbai on February 22, 2012. All three were later released on bail.

The court has framed charges under Section 325, related to assault, of the Indian Penal Code against them.

Mr Khan was accompanied by his wife and actor Kareena Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor, Malaika Arora Khan, Amrita Arora and some other friends at the time of the incident.

According to police, when Mr Sharma protested the raucous chatter of the group, Mr Khan threatened them and allegedly punched him on the nose, fracturing it. They also allegedly hit Mr Sharma’s father-in-law Raman Patel.

According to Mr Khan, it was Mr Sharma who made provocative statements and used abusive language against the women accompanying him, which led to the ruckus.


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