Saif Ali Khan surrenders, charged under IPC 375, granted bail…

By: Madhura Sansare, Vogue+ Bureau, Mumbai | February 23, 2012

Saif Ali Khan has taken a leaf out of Shah Rukh Khan’s book, or so it seems. He is booked under Section 375 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for assaulting Iqbal Sharma; Vogue+ Correspondent Madhura Sansare gives you the salacious details…

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After the ugly brawl between Shah Rukh Khan and Farah Khan’s director husband Shirish Kunder at ‘Agneepath’ success bash, now the Nawab of Pataudi has been booked for assault.

The ‘Agent Vinod’ star got into a scuffle with a person called Iqbal M Sharma on Tuesday. The incident took place at Wasabi restaurant, Taj Hotel Bandra in Mumbai, where Saif was having dinner with beau Kareena Kapoor and some other friends. Reportedly, Sharma complained that Saif and his friends were too loud, soon the scene got ugly and apparently the suave Khan punched Iqbal’s face.

Iqbal had filed a case against Saif and two of his friends for assaulting him. A case has been registered against the 41-year-old star and he has been booked under section 325 of IPC (Indian Penal Code).

Our sources reported that the scuffle actually took place between Amrita Arora Ladak’s husband Shakeel Ladak. It was only when Saif intervened that he got into the brawl with Iqbal. Malaika Arora Khan and Amrita Arora Ladak were also reportedly present when the incident took place.

Iqbal M Sharma is the Deputy Director of Department of Trade & Investment, South Africa. He is a South African national of Indian origin. Sharma told Vogue+ that Saif and his friends abused him and his father-in-law verbally and assaulted them physically.

We are conducting an inquiry into the matter and we will be questioning every one involved in this case. If required we will be arresting who ever is at fault,” revealed ACP Iqbal Sheikh.

However, this is not Saif’s first tryst with such incidents. In 2008, the actor was booked for assaulting a photojournalist. However, he later apologized for his deeds and the case was resolved amicably.