Ismail Darbar arrested for assaulting assistant director

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Feb 04, 2015 14:27 IST

Music composer Ismail Darbar, his son and two others allegedly assaulted an assistant director in Mumbai late on Monday because he asked for his delayed salary. Darbar’s son and the other two accused were arrested and later let off on bail, while Darbar was arrested on Wednesday.

According to the Amboli police, Darbar, his son Zaid and two of their acquaintances – Nishant Singh, 21 and Mohsin Khan, 29, – allegedly assaulted Prashamit Chaudhary, 29. Chaudhary is an assistant director of an upcoming movie being directed by Darbar, starring Ashutosh Rana.

In his complaint to the police, Chaudhary stated the quartet landed at his house on New Link Road and assaulted him with hockey sticks. The police said the incident took place near the parking level of the highrise. Following the incident, Chaudhary alerted the police and a case was registered.

Chaudhary said he has been trying to contact Darbar regarding his pending salary, however, has failed to get a response. On Monday, the duo got into a verbal duel over the phone and Darbar allegedly “threatened to bash up” Chaudhary.

Despite repeated attempts, Darbar was not available for comment.

Chaudhary said, “First, Zaid came to my house and asked me to come with him. He said he has come with the money and it is in the car. I went with him along with a friend. In the parking lot, Darbar and some other men started beating me with hockey sticks.”

Zaid is a choreographer and is assisting his father on the movie. Singh is a student, while Khan is a businessman. The police have also obtained the CCTV footage of the society.

Music composer Ismail Darbar's son Zaid, who was arrested by Amboli police station here for allegedly assaulting an assistant director over a monetary dispute, is now out on bail.

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