Actor Om Puri is not traceable, a police officer said on Tuesday, adding that the actor was being sought in the wake of a domestic violence complaint filed by his wife.
A case of assault was earlier registered after the actor’s wife Nandita approached the police to press charges against Om Puri.
The incident allegedly took place at Puri's apartment in Sushil building located at Seven Bungalows in Versova, Andheri.
"Nandita approached us on Thursday with a complaint against her husband. She told us that Puri assaulted her with a wooden stick. We have registered a case against Puri," said Harishchandra Parmane, senior inspector at Versova police station.
Nandita told the police that she had a fight with Puri over the maintenance of the flat following which he hit her with the wooden stick. The police said that they are investigating the matter to ascertain what exactly led to the incident.
Puri has been booked under sections 324 (punishment for causing hurt by dangerous means), 504 and 506 for criminal intimidation of the Indian Penal Code. No arrest has been made so far.
Earlier, Puri's spokesperson had told Hindustan Times, "Om Puri is busy in a shoot. He has returned to the city today (Monday) from Kolkata, where he had gone to attend the TATA memorial function. The police have not approached us yet and he has not been summoned. He would not like to comment over the incident as of now."
(With inputs from IANS)