Salman Khan and his bodyguard Nawaz Shaikh were recently in the news when a civil court issued a process (summons) against them in connection with alleged misbehaviour with a journalist in 2019. He was summoned to appear in court on April 5th, according to the summons. The Bombay High Court has now postponed the summons issued by the civil court until May 5, 2022, according to the latest update in the case.
A magistrate's court, on the other hand, has spared the Ek Tha Tiger star from making a personal appearance in court for the same charge, deferring the hearing until May 9. According to reports in the media, Salman's lawyers had filed a court application seeking an exemption from having to appear in person in the case.
In addition, Justice Revati Mohite Dere has ordered the complainant to produce an affidavit in response to Salman's request to quash the proceedings, despite the lower court's order to issue the process.
The D N Nagar police had been ordered by the magistrate's court to undertake an investigation and submit a report. Following a review of the report, the court determined that there were adequate reasons to proceed against the defendants.
For the uninitiated, in April 2019, a journalist alleged to have been abused by Salman Khan's bodyguards. The journalist was attempting to film Salman while riding with the help of a cameraman, and had even obtained permission from the actor's security. However, the actor objected, and the journalist was allegedly manhandled and his phone stolen as a result of his protest. The journalist filed a lawsuit in court post that.