On Thursday, Bharatiya Janata Party's legislator Ashish Shelar raised the issue based on the justification that actor Salman Khan's bodyguards were harassing the family of a fisherman from Bandra in the legislative council.
Moreover, Shelar took up the issue at the ongoing budget session of the state legislature, a day after six members of the fisherman's family recorded their statements with the police. The fisherman, Lawrence Falcon, has in his statement reported a complain that the actor’s bodyguards attacked violently on womenfolk of his family and also torched their fishing boats which were docked on the beach near Chimbai village.
Fact fully, this place is known to be close to where Khan has purchased two adjacent cottages and that the actor reported that he wanted the boats and other fishing equipment moved out as they block the sea view from their home.
According to Shelar, the actor had put up tin sheets to fence off the cottages without the maritime board's permission more over, Falcon says that he had lodged a police complaint, but the police seem reluctant to take action against the actor adding that the chairman of the legislative council has asked the government what action it proposes to initiate in the matter.
It's really an injustice!
Falcon has also declared that officials of the civic body are working at the command of the Khans while he declared that the civic officials had torn down a makeshift shed erected for the boats and had damaged plastic sheets used to cover the fishing vessels.
Falcon asks a question that they been preserving the boats on this stretch for generations.
Now, how can Salman Khan and his father ask us to move our boats? In fact, Falcon’s daughter-in-law, Marikin, told that their statements had been recorded by assistant commissioner of police (Bandra) Suresh Marathe.
Additional commissioner of police (western region) Vishwas Nangre-Patil had ordered a probe into the matter while a report is scheduled to be submitted in a week's time.
Assistant commissioner of police (Bandra)Marathe also says that the inquiry was still on but for now, we have not sent authoritative command to Salman Khan or his bodyguard.
President of Perry Road Residents' Association Anil Joseph said that the police must question closely into the role of not only the bodyguards but also of the actor and his father.
To conclude, repeated attempts to contact assistant municipal commissioner Prashant Sapkale did not produce any response.
Now, the fact remains that it's undoubtedly an unjust or unfair action or treatment and needs to be justified whoever it may be, as law remains same for all!