Salman Khan's bodyguard Shera booked on charges of assault; questioned by cops
An FIR was lodged against Salman Khan's bodyguard Shera on Wednesday, 26 October, news agencies reported.
Shera was booked by the Mumbai Police on charges of assault, after a complainant approached them, alleging that Shera threatened him with a gun and broke his bone after they got into an argument on Tuesday.
CNN News 18 said the victim was known to Shera.
NDTV reported that the case has been registered at the DN Nagar Police Station, since the incident in question took place in Andheri. The police said they were taking Shera in for questioning.
Shera was alone at the time of the alleged incident, and was not accompanying Salman.
Speaking with Times Now, Shera maintained that it was only a “verbal argument”.
“Nothing happened on Tuesday,” Shera said. “I went to meet a friend at Kokilaben Hospital, then I went to Pop Tate’s where I had a verbal argument on the phone, but no physical scuffle. The police came to my house in the morning and now I am accompanying them to the DN Nagar Police Station. I don’t know the details of the charges against me.”
The channel further reports that the Arms Act has also been applied against Shera as he hit the complainant with the butt of a gun. Sections 326, 503 and 504 of the IPC are the other charges that applied against Shera and four others.
India Today explains that Shera and the complainant had an argument inside a pub following which Shera and two other bodyguards assaulted the complainant Akhtar Qureshi at the Indian Oil junction around 2.30 am. Shera beat him with the butt of his revolver breaking his collar bone. Qureshi is now recuperating at CritiCare Hospital and claims that Shera was inebriated. Police are checking CCTV footage at the Indian Oil junction.
Shera has been Salman's bodyguard for over a decade and is among the most well-known faces of the superstar's entourage.