After five years Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan who is also the co-owner of the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders has been finally given a clean chit in the 2012 Wankhede stadium brawl case. Following the incident, the Mumbai Cricket Association had imposed a five-year ban on Khan which was lifted last year. This means that the king Khan will be able watch his team KKR when it plays the IPL in 2017 in Mumbai.
While giving clean chit to the superstar the Mumbai police filed a report saying that no cognisable offence was made out against Khan after investigation in this case. A petition had been filed by an activist with regard to the incident, seeking action against the superstar for abusing security personnel within the stadium after an IPL match.
Presenting his version of the incident, Khan had said that security guard Vikas Dalvi asked him and his kids to leave the grounds after they entered it post his team Kolkata Knight Riders` victory. The actor had conveyed to the police that he got angry when someone spoke to him in indecent language.
During a press conference at Mumbai , after the incident in 2012, Shah Rukh Khan had this to say : “I was being bullied. I was angry, but I was not drunk,” superstar Shah Rukh Khan has said, finally speaking about his fight last night with Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials at the Wankhede stadium. The MCA, which has a different story to tell, has banned the actor from the stadium and has said in a police complaint that he was drunk and misbehaved with and manhandled guards and that he even abused a woman. Shah Rukh admits he used abusive language, but says he was provoked to. He categorically denied that he abused a woman fan, or that he manhandled or pushed anyone. The actor in fact says his children were “physically manhandled in the name of security,” and he will file a written complaint against the MCA, which, he says, needs a lesson in polite behavior.
Shah Rukh Khan said he had not attended the said match at the stadium, which his IPL team, the Kolkata Knight Riders, won against the Mumbai Indians. He recounted that he only went to the stadium to pick up his children and saw that stadium officials “were pushing, touching little girls, and that is unpardonable.”