Police says no CCTV Footage in Hotel dispute case

Feb 24 ,2012 00:36 AM
Police says no CCTV Footage in Hotel dispute case

On Thursday February 23 the investigators who kept hopes on a CCTV footage at Taj hotel to find out for a proof in their investigation against Saif Ali Khan who had assaulted an NRI businessman, were left dismay with Mumbai police as they said that there is no video cameras fixed in that area where the dispute had happened.

On Tuesday night at a Taj hotel Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan attacked an NRI businessman Iqbal Sharma, so with that incident Sharma had complained to the police and for that Saif has been booked for assaulting Sharma.At the same time Saif said the dispute which took place on  Tuesday night is not a “publicity stunt” and for that he felt sorry for what had exactly happened.

“Though Saif and his lawyer have been claiming the complainant Iqbal Sharma made provocative statements or rather used abusive language against women with the actor and this led to the ruckus, there were no CCTVs installed at the place where the actor had allegedly punched the complaint on the nose,” said an investigating officer at Colaba police station.

“We could have made a strong case if we would have had the footage showing Saif hitting the complainant,” the officer added.

Khan was last night arrested and released by police on bail after being charged with assaulting the Indian origin South African national Sharma, who protested the raucous chatter of the actor and his friends at ‘Wasabi’ restaurant.

So far, statements of eight persons have been recorded in which except Sharma and his family members, nobody else had come forward to say that the actor had bashed up the victim, police sources said.

“I was hit first. And as shocking as it may seem, the elderly gentleman hit me. I’m not sure what provoked him. I was only defending myself. 

On February 22 night Said said,  I don’t think any gentleman would have behaved any differently than what I did. I am confident that justice will be done. I think police have the CCTV footage from the restaurant and that will prove everything.

Saif also filed a counter-complaint with the police.

Speaking to reporters at an event in suburban Bandra, Saif said the incident was not a publicity stunt for his forthcoming film ‘Agent Vinod’.

Saif said that "As this is not a publicity stunt which is made for the film.And i hope that very soon this matter will get settle.

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