Salman Khan’s bodyguard Shera booked for assault

Reynold D'saUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 11:45 AM IST
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Mumbai: Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s bodyguard Shera has been booked under assault cases and Arms Act by DN Nagar Police station on Wednesday. No arrest has been made so far, said the senior inspector of DN Nagar police station Dhanaji Nalawade and added that ‘the statement of Shera is being recorded at undisclosed location.’

The 24-year-old complainant Athar Qureshi, who is a mobile repairer, has alleged in his complaint that Shera and three others have assaulted him on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday. The victim and complainant are known to each other, said police. “According to the complainant, he was in Audi car with two others including Valentine and Javed. They were travelling in DN Nagar Metro station area. Valentine was speaking to one person naming Ajay, who somehow knows Shera. Suddenly Valentine noticed Shera with his friends near DN Nagar Metro Station,” said Nalawade.

“Ajay told Valentine to give phone to Shera and hence the Audi took U-turn. Valentine told the victim Qureshi to hand over the phone to Shera as Ajay wants to speak to him. Qureshi got off the car and walked to Shera, who had a heated argument with Ajay on phone. Shera allegedly abused Ajay and disconnected the phone,” said the police officer.

“Shera verbally abused Qureshi while giving the cellphone back to him. When Qureshi asked why he is abusing him, Shera pulled out his pistol and hit him on his shoulder. Meanwhile, Shera’s driver and his two friends took out the iron rod kept in the car and assaulted him,” said the police officer.

The victim was taken to Cooper hospital for treatment and later was shifted to a private hospital in Andheri (West) where at present he is recuperating. Qureshi has received injury on his left collar bone but doctor has not confirmed if there is any fracture, the police said. “The victim has brought the assault wea-pon to police station,” he said.

The DN Nagar police are checking the veracity of Qure-shi’s allegation. “We will scrutinise the CCTV footage installed in the area to check if his allegation is correct,” said Nalawade, who further added that the arrest will be made after the allegation is found to be genuine. Police will also check if Shera has valid licence to carry the assault weapon.

Shera, his two friends and driver have been booked under sections 306, 506 (II), 34 of Indian Penal Code and Arms Act.

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