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Maharashtra: Fisherman's family accuses Salman Khan and bodyguards of harassment

Press Trust of India
Mar 03, 2013 at 06:22pm IST

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Mumbai: A fisherman's family at suburban Bandra on Sunday demanded filing an FIR against actor Salman Khan and his bodyguards for allegedly threatening them to shift their boats and fishing nets which were blocking sea view from the star's cottages.

Three complaints were made at the Bandra police station on September 2011 and on May and December 2012, but instead of registering FIRs against the bodyguards and actor, police have registered only non-cognisable offences, the victim Lawrence Falcon (65) said.

Salman Khan had bought two cottages 'Belle View' and 'Benar' at Bandra's Chimbai area in 2011 and had barricades put up around them. The fisherman's family, who park their boats and put up fishing nets on the beach, alleged that Khan's bodyguards started harassing them soon after he bought the property.

Fisherman's family accuses Salman Khan and bodyguards of harassment

Three complaints were made at the Bandra police station, but instead of registering FIRs, police have registered only non-cognisable offences, the victim said.

In a written complaint to Additional Police Commissioner Vishwas Nangre Patil's office on Sunday, Falcon and his family claimed that the bodyguards asked them not to park their four boats or keep fishing nets on the beach as that would block the sea view from the star's cottages.

Falcon also alleged that the plastic sheets used to cover their boats began disappearing. He claimed one of the family members was assaulted by Khan's bodyguards. Anil Joseph, chairperson of Perry Road Residents' Association, who is helping the family, told, "On Saturday, we met Nangre Patil and today we gave in writing, demanding an FIR against the actor, his father and bodyguards. A copy of the complaint was delivered at the office of Nangre Patil".

Sources said Nangre Patil's office had received the copy and the Additional CP has asked the family to meet him again on Tuesday. Nangre and Salman Khan were not available for comments.

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