MUMBAI: A criminal complaint was filed yesterday in an Indore court against actor Shah Rukh Khan for his alleged involvement in the Wankhede Stadium spat on May 16 during the IPL tournament.
The complainant, a private individual – lawyer-cum-activist Indrajeet Singh Bhatia has filed under section 200 of CrPc in the court of Judicial Magistrate Sangeeta Tiwari. Admitting the complaint, the court posted the matter to July 9.
While on 17 May, Mumbai Police registered a non-cognisable offence against Shah Rukh in connection with the fracas with Mumbai Cricket Association at Wankhede Stadium, Bhatia urged the court to book Shah Rukh under sections 294 (obscene acts and songs), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 499 (defamation) of the Indian Penal Code.
Stating that the actor is "not above the law", Bhatia moved another application as "istgaasa" (complaint) before the same court under section 156 (liability of agent of owner of occupier for whose benefit riot is committed) of IPC to enable him to lodge an FIR against Khan who is also the co-owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise.