A metropolitan magistrate court on 4th September ordered the D.N. Nagar police station in Bombay to register an FIR against Salman Khan and two of his bodyguards for allegedly assaulting a television journalist. The journalist, Ashok Pandey, had moved court on June 25, seeking registration of an FIR against the superstar for allegedly assaulting him after he tried to film him (the star) while he was riding a bicycle in the wee hours of April 24.

Pandey said, he was driving in his car on 24th April when he spotted Salman riding a bicycle and escorted by two bodyguards. He added that he sought permission of the bodyguards and started to film the actor. Ashok Pandey further said that this agitated Salman so much that he asked his bodyguards to thrash him. They did so, and Salman also beat up Pandey, snatched his phone and threatened him with dire consequences. Pandey explained that when he approached the police, they disposed of his complaint, stating that no crime had been committed. It is then that the journalist approached the Andheri metropolitan court and sought registration of an FIR against Khan and his bodyguards. The scribe demanded that the trio be booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code for causing hurt (section 323), robbery (section 392) and criminal intimidation (section 506), mischief (section 426) and common intention (section 34).