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Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

No proof that Salman Khan’s bodyguard assaulted a 25-year-old: Mumbai cops

Vile Parle resident Athar Gulam Ansari said Shera broke his collarbone in the assault, which allegedly took place last year

mumbai Updated: Apr 29, 2017 09:41 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Jayprakash S Naidu
Hindustan Times
Salman Khan (right) with Shera.
Salman Khan (right) with Shera.(HT File Photo)

The DN Nagar police, who had registered a first information report (FIR) against Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s bodyguard Gurmeet Singh, better known as Shera, and three of his aides for allegedly assaulting a 25-year-old, recently termed the case ‘false’. They are likely to file a ‘B summary’ report in the case, which means there is no evidence against the accused.

The report will be filed in the Andheri magistrates’ court, which will decide if an investigation is to be reopened. If not, the court will admit the report. “This seems to be a false case. We did not find evidence against Shera. None of the allegations were found to be true,” a police officer told HT.

Shera lives at Seven Bungalows on JP Road. The victim, Athar Gulam Ansari, is a resident of Vile Parle (West) and work at a mobile repair store.

On October 26, 2016, the DN Nagar police had detained Shera, his driver and two bodyguards for allegedly assaulting Ansari and two of his friends in Andheri (West). They said Ansari fractured his collarbone owing to the assault.

Police said the incident took place at 2 am near Indian Oil Nagar on Link Road. Ansari and his friends, identified only as Javed and Valentine, were driving an Audi car. Ansari was on the phone with a man identified only as ‘Ajay bhai’. Ansari spotted Shera and informed Ajay that he was in the area.

Ansari said Ajay Bhai told him to give the phone to Shera. Ansari parked the car, went up to Shera and gave him the phone. Ajay and Shera allegedly verbally abused each other. Shera confronted Ansari and abused him for giving him the phone. This led to a heated argument and then a physical scuffle between the two.

“Ansari said Shera pulled out a pistol and hit him on the shoulder with it repeatedly. Shera’s bodyguard allegedly hit Ansari on his shoulder with another sharp object,” said the officer.

Ansari and his aides went to Cooper Hospital seeking treatment. They approached the DN Nagar police station at 5.20 am. Shera and his aides were detained for questioning, but denied all the allegations against them. Shera said Ansari was trying to defame him.

Police registered a case against Shera, his bodyguards and the driver under sections 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means),506 (2) ( criminal intimidation), 323 (causing hurt voluntarily), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 3 (license for acquisition, possession of fire arm), 25 (exposes firearm), 27 (using a firearm) of the Arms Act.