Legal trouble for the 'Sacred Games' actor Saif Ali Khan as the complainant lodged in 2012 for the Taj quarrel case has gone worse. As of now, Saif has moved to the sessions court against a magistrate's court order of 2017. Facing some additional charges of voluntarily causing harm to a witness who was involved in the 2012 quarrel case.
The NRI-Businessman who was hit by Saif and his friends refused to settle the matter mutually out of court. "I have moved an application before the mediator saying that the complainant (Iqbal Mir Sharma) doesn't want to go for mediation but wants the trial to go ahead in the case," public prosecutor Wajid Sheikh told the leading daily. "The matter will now be referred to a trial court", Sheikh added.
The court had in June this year referred the brawl case to a mediator. Saif and two of his friends Bilal Amrohi and Shakkel Ladak were arrested following a complaint filed by Sharma, an NRI businessman, after an alleged fight at a restaurant inside Taj Hotel on February 22, 2012.
The court has framed charges against them under Sections 325 (assault) and 34 (common intention) of Indian Penal Code. They have pleaded innocence and were later released on bail. The businessman strongly accused Saif and his friends of hitting his father-in-law, Raman Patel. Saif, on the other hand, said that Sharma made provocative statements and used abusive language against the women accompanying him (including his wife actor Kareena Kapoor Khan and her sister Karisma Kapoor) which led to an ugly quarrel.