In the fracas at the Wasabi restaurant at Taj Hotel, Iqbal Sharma, a South African businessman of Indian origin, was left with a broken nose. In his complaint registered with the Colaba police station, Sharma has claimed that the incident occurred just past midnight when Saif Ali Khan along with his girlfriend Kareena Kapoor and some others were having dinner at the restaurant.
Iqbal Sharma stated that Saif Ali Khan and his friends were talking loudly while seated at an adjacent table. When Sharma walked up to them and objected to their talking loudly, an argument ensued leading to a fracas during which he was allegedly assaulted by Khan, leaving him with a bleeding and fractured nose.
Talking to PTI, Assistant Commissioner of Police Iqbal Shaikh said that the complainant went to the GT Hospital following the incident and then reported the matter to the police around 2.30 this morning. "His (Khan's) arrest is inevitable as it is a cognizable offence, but it is a bailable offence," the PTI quotes Shaikh as saying.
Iqbal Shaikh added, "The section under which he has been booked is bailable. He has to come with a surety and if we find that the surety is a sound surety, we will grant him bail." Shaikh added that a police team was dispatched to Saif Ali Khan's Bandra residence, but he was not present there and his mobile phone was also switched off.
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