News|February 23, 2012 11:48 am

Saif Ali Khan files counter complain, police say no clean chit yet to anyone

Saif Ali Khan who is been accused for assaulting and fracturing nose of a man, has filed a counter complaint with the Mumbai police against the same person, Iqbal Sharma, Saif has filed complaint that Iqbal Sharma’s father in law punched him first and that the duo abused the women who were accompanying him at the restaurant.

Yesterday, on 22nd February 2012, at 7:50 pm, Saif was taken to the police station from his lawyer’s office, after arriving at the Colaba police station at 8 in evening along with Kareen Kapoor, Saif finished all the formalities of bail and paid 15,000 Rs. as bail amount and left the police station after around 90 Min,

Keeping his point, Sharma who is a South African businessman said, he was seated at the table next to Saif and his friends group at Wasabi, the restaurant at the Taj hotel in Colaba, Saif was with Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Amrita Arora and her husband, Shakeel Ladak, and Bilal Amrohi, a producer, Sharma says he sent a note to Saif’s table, asking his group to talk a little softer, this is when everything started,

They were making a lot of noise. And we asked the management to ask them to be quiet so that we could also enjoy our evening. This failed on about three occasions at least.

Sharma said, his family decided to leave the restaurant, and on their way out, and that was the time when Saif cam back and punched him,

But Saif has other story to say, according to him, he was hit first and so he acted in self defence. Saif also said that Sharma was rude to the women at his table and that when he intervened, Mr Sharma threw the first punch.

I acted in self-defence. I was hit…I’ve got hit on the eye,

In a press statement after getting bail, Saif said,

I don’t think any gentleman would have behaved differently. The CCTV footage in the restaurant will prove everything.

In Saif’s complaint, he has also mentioned that his eye got swollen after he was punched and that Bilal Amrohi and Shakeel Ladak too have got bruises on their chest.

When asked Police to comment, they said,

We are studying the restaurant’s CCTV footage. The security cameras at the staircase of the restaurant where the incident occurred did not capture the fight,

They haven’t given a clean chit to either Saif Ali Khan or Iqbal Sharma, one of the senior police official said, they will take the statements of Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Arora also.

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