Police begins probe in Shahrukh Khan brawl case

The ACP said even he could smell alcohol while taking away Shahrukh Khan in a vehicle to another place outside the stadium

Mumbai: Police on Thursday began an inquiry into the alleged scuffle between Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) co-owner and Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials at the Wankhede Stadium, reports PTI.

The inquiry was ordered after a written complaint was today filed by Nitin Dalal, Joint Secretary of MCA, with Marine Drive police station.

According to Assistant Police Commissioner, Iqbal Shaikh, police reached the stadium last night soon after they were informed about the alleged misbehaviour of Khan with MCA officials.

Police took away Khan immediately from the spot and diffused the tension, he said.

"We were told that Khan had entered the ground with some children after the match was over. When security guards objected, the actor allegedly manhandled guards and used abusive language against officials of MCA, Cricket Board, security guards and a woman who is yet to be identified," said ACP Shaikh.

"We were also informed that the actor was under the influence of alcohol," the ACP said adding "even I could smell alcohol while taking away Khan in a vehicle to another place outside the stadium."

Shaikh said inquiry into the incident was on and police would record the statement of witnesses. He, however, refused to comment when asked if the actor would be called for questioning.

He parried a question whether Khan would be subjected to medical test to determine if he was under the influence of liquor.

Khan was today banned for life from Wankhede Stadium after getting into an alleged scuffle with MCA officials at the Stadium. But there was a confusion over whether the actor has actually been banned with IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla saying a final decision on the matter would only be taken after getting the version of all the involved parties.

"I will take the version of the MCA, Shah Rukh Khan and the police before talking about the issue," he told reporters in New Delhi.

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AB

5 years ago

For years, we allow these people all the mileage--and, actually, bend backwards at the highest levels to have photo ops with them and confer all possible honour and official and constitutional privileges, and even diplomatically take up issues with foreign govts. the so-called harassment caused to them in their airports in the in the interest of internal security of those countries--and then stage these shows of "police action"against their unruly behaviour which the country allows them with impunity for merely being "stars" Look at the inconvenience of the ordinary air passengers at airports if they have the misfortune of travelling in the same flight with inter alia the "Z Category" cricketers, even though their journeys are entirely being undertaken for private profit, like IPL fixtures! Recently, at the Chennai airport, scores of old people were made to stand in que for 50 minuites at the Boarding Gate to first allow these pampered parasites to board the plane ! The subject cinema acvtor is a product of India's greed for money and wealth and of our submission before glamour, even if mostly the glamour is on account of filthy obscenity.
What will happen to this reported police action? Nothing.

Economy & Nation Exclusive
CBI to investigate JSW Steel amidst allegations of bribery, corruption and illegal mining

The Central Empowered Committee report has mentioned JSW Steel as one of the beneficiaries of the illegal mining scam in Karnataka, which was headed by former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa. It also reported poor quarterly results

JSW Steel, which is part of the JSW Group promoted by the Jindals and led by Sajjan Jindal, has been named in the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) report for obtaining "undue favours" from the scam-tainted BS Yeddyurappa government. The Supreme Court accepted the recommendations of the CEC vide the latter's report dated 20 April 2012, and has ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the irregularities into the illegal mining of iron ore in Karnataka.

A Press Trust of India (PTI) release said, "In its report, the CEC had recommended CBI probe considering the 'massive illegalities and illegal mining' found in Karnataka and allegations against the Jindal Group as being 'recipient of large quantities' of illegally mined material and undue favour being shown to them."

The company issued a strong denial. According to the filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), it said, "it has not done any illegal mining nor is it connected with any wrong doing. It has full faith in the judicial process and its books are open and it will fully cooperate with the investigating agencies." However, despite the denial, its reputation hangs on a thin thread as the CEC's observations seem to be very serious.

The CEC report further said, "the Prerana Education Society set up by the close relatives of the then chief minister, Karnataka had, during March 2010 received donations of Rs10 crore from South West Mining, a Jindal Group company, despite its own profit for 2009-10 being only Rs5.73 crore."

In the meantime, the company has posted lower net profit of Rs752.18 crore, for the quarter ended 31 March 2012, which is 9.67% lower than Rs832.66 crore for the corresponding period last year. Total Income has increased from Rs7,164.24 crore to Rs9,593 crore, an increase of 33% y-o-y, for the three-month period ended 31 March 2012.

For the fiscal 2011-12, the company posted a net profit of Rs1,625.86 crore compared to Rs2,010.67 crore for the year ended 31 March 2011. Total Income has increased from Rs23,601.62 crore for the year ended 31 March 2011 to Rs32,301.96 crore for the year ended 31 March 2012.

The market hasn't taken kindly to the news. Its stock price has tanked over 14% since 8 May 2012.

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Aban

5 years ago

What is new in this? Which co. is not resorting to this?

Natabar Dey

5 years ago

I am afraid, this will remain a non starter for obvious political compulsions!

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