Law catches up with Chhote Nawab

Mumbai :  A metropolitan magistrate’s court on Thursday framed charges against actor Saif Ali Khan and two of his friends for allegedly assaulting a South Africa-based businessman and his father-in-law at the Taj Mahal hotel two years ago.

Law catches up with Chhote Nawab

The court framed the charges under section 325 (assault) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code against Saif and his friends Shakeel Ladak and Bilal Amrohi.

The trial is likely to begin on April 30.

On February 22, 2012, Saif and his friends were arrested on a complaint filed by NRI businessman Iqbal Mir Sharma after the two allegedly got into a fight at the Wasabi restaurant in Taj Hotel.

Saif was accompanied by his wife Kareena Kapoor, her sister Karishma Kapoor, Malaika Arora Khan, Amrita Arora and some male friends.

According to police, when Sharma protested the raucous chatter of the actor and his friends, Saif allegedly threatened them and subsequently punched Sharma in the nose, fracturing it.

The NRI businessman had also accused Saif and his friends of hitting his father-in-law Raman Patel.

Saif had alleged that Sharma made provocative statements and used abusive language against the women accompanying him and this led to the ruckus. On December 21,2012, the police had filed a charge sheet against the trio.

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