Mumbai, Sep 5 (CINEWS):The 2012 brawl case, in which actor Saif Ali Khan is an accused, will head for trial as mediation efforts between the parties have failed.
Public prosecutor Wajid Shaikh said that the businessman, who had filed the case against Khan and two others, has refused to agree to mediation. “In an email sent to me on Friday, Iqbal Sharma said that he did not want to reach a settlement and wanted a trial to be conducted,” Shaikh said. Two other accused in the case are Shakeel Ladak and Bilal Amrohi. None of the parties was present at the Esplanade court on Friday.
In June, the magistrate’s court had suggested the mediation route to which Khan had agreed. As the offences registered against the trio were compoundable, the options of mediation and settlement could have been explored.
On February 22, 2012, Khan was having dinner with his family and friends Ladak and Amrohi at a five-star hotel when a brawl broke out. The police said when Sharma protested against the raucous chatter of the group, Khan allegedly threatened him and his father-in-law, Raman Patel, and even punched Sharma on the nose, fracturing it. Khan maintained that Sharma made provocative statements and used abusive language about the women accompanying him, leading to the ruckus.