Midnight brawl case: Charges framed against Saif Ali Khan

By Gayatri Sankar | Updated: Mar 13, 2014, 16:12 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau/ Gayatri Sankar

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan, who was embroiled in a midnight brawl with a South African businessman Iqbal Sharma in 2012, has been charged under Section 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.

The hearing of the case is scheduled to begin from April 30. Khan was briefly arrested and was subsequently released on bail after he assaulted Sharma, in what turned out to be one of the most controversial fights involving a Bollywood star.

The actor, who was dining with Shakeel Ladak, Bilal Amrohi and Malaika Arora Khan and then fiancée Kareena Kapoor entered into a scuffle with the NRI businessman and his father-in-law at a five star restaurant in February 2012.

Apparently, Khan and his friends were loud enough while dining and that promoted Sharma in telling them to be a little quiet.

Verbal confrontations triggered an ugly fist fight. Sharma filed a complaint against the actor and his friends.