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Mumbai police to file FIR against Shah Rukh Khan for Wankhede brawl

The Maharashtra Commission for Protection of Child Rights has asked the Mumbai police to register a case against actor Shah Rukh Khan in connection with his brawl at Wankhede Stadium after an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in 2012.

bollywood Updated: Mar 20, 2015 22:07 IST
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The Maharashtra Commission for Protection of Child Rights has asked the Mumbai police to register a case against actor Shah Rukh Khan in connection with his brawl at Wankhede Stadium after an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in 2012.

The commission also asked the state government to conduct an inquiry against police officials for not registering the case so far against the actor.

On May 16, 2012, Khan had allegedly got into a brawl with security personnel and members of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) at the Wankhede Stadium after his team Kolkata Knight Riders won their match against Mumbai Indians. The actor had, however, at the time denied having fought with the security staff. Khan had claimed that one of the security staff had, in fact, pushed the children who were accompanying him, after which he shouted at him.

“Prima facie it is established that rights of children have been violated hence registering an FIR is mandatory under the Indian Penal Code and Juvenile Justice Act,” observed the commission.

HT tried to contact Khan, but he was unavailable for comment, as he is currently not in the country.

The commission was hearing a complaint lodged by one Amit Maru – through his lawyer YP Singh – who had approached the commission saying Khan had used abusive language in front of a large number of children. Taking cognisance of the complaint, the commission earlier this week observed that using filthy and abusive language before children causes mental suffering and also amounts to attack on their honour.

“At the time of the incident, Khan was in-charge of the children accompanying him, but he exposed them [to abusive language] which is likely to have caused mental suffering to the children,” observed commission in its order.

Maru had alleged that after the incident, he had filed a police complaint with the Marine Drive police station, but as the police did not take any action, Maru appraoched the commission. The police in their reply to Maru’s complaint before the commission said the stadium is not a public place and no children were present at the time of the incident.

The commission rejected the police contention and asked them to register a case against the actor for using filthy language in a public place.