Mumbai: In further development to the alleged scuffle between Shah Rukh Khan and the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials at the Wankhede Stadium after an IPL match on Wednesday, ACP of the Mumbai Police Iqbal Shaikh clarified that while they have received a complaint for the incident, the Kolkata Knight Riders owner has not been asked to appear for an alcohol test.
"We were at the Polly Umrigar Gate [of the Wankhede Stadium] when we got to know of the problem inside. That's when we rushed to the spot and saw a heated argument going on [between Shah Rukh and the security personnel]. So to prevent it from becoming a law-and-order problem, we tried to separate them," the ACP told reporters on Thursday.
When quizzed about the details of the complaints, Sheikh confirmed that they have received it in the form of an "application" from the honorary secretary of the MCA.
"Mr. Nitin Dalal, the honorary secretary of the MCA, has lodged a written complaint by way of an application late last night against Shah Rukh Khan, Morani brothers and his associates for misbehaving, abusing them, threatening them and manhandling the security guard and using filthy language with some female. We are trying to trace the woman, who has allegedly been treated badly during the scuffle," Shaikh added.
The reporters also specifically asked Shaikh if Shah Rukh will undergo an alcohol test but he said that's not what police was looking at right now. "At this stage, we are not looking at that [doing an alcohol test]. It's a case of using abusive language and threatening behaviour. We are verifying the complaints and allegations.
Earlier, MCA treasurer Ravi Savant indicated that MCA has decided to ban the Bollywood superstar for life from entering into the Wankhede Stadium, following his misbehaviour, including using abusive language with the MCA president Vilasrao Deshmukh. "He misbehaved and abused the MCA security personnel as well as MCA officials, including our president Vilasrao Deshmukh, after the IPL match. We have decided to ban him for life from entering the stadium in future," Savant said.
Giving the background to what happened after the KKR's 32-run rout of Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede on Wednesday, Savant said Shah Rukh and his posse of bodyguards had gone up to the teams' dressing room and then came down and started to go on to the ground.
"The MCA security personnel told them they cannot do so as the match was over which led to Shah Rukh abusing them as well as the MCA officials. There was manhandling too by his people. We have decided to ban him from all future matches at the stadium. We are also going to lodge a police complaint against him," Savant said.
But the IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla said that 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. "The decision on ban is taken by the Working Committee, so I will speak to MCA President Vilasrao Deshmukh on this. I have to take the version of all the parties involved and then speak," Shukla added.