Wankhede scuffle: Police to record SRK's statement
The decision on banning Shah Rukh Khan from the Wankhede Stadium is likely to be taken by Thursday evening.
Mumbai: The Mumbai police is likely to record a statement of Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan. The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) filed a complaint against him for allegedly verbally and physically abusing a security personnel at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday night. The police will also view the CCTV footage from the stadium.
Shah Rukh Khan is likely to be banned by the MCA from entering the Wankhede Stadium for life following an alleged altercation he had with the security and the officials of the association. The decision on banning Shah Rukh may be taken by Thursday evening, according to sources.
The incident occurred outside the Wankhede Stadium late on Wednesday night. The MCA officials alleged that the actor got drunk after his team the KKR beat the Mumbai Indians (MI). They claimed the actor misbehaved with the security personnel when they refused to let him enter the ground after the match.
"He (Khan) misbehaved and abused the MCA security personnel as well as MCA officials, including our president Vilasrao Deshmukh, after the IPL match (between KKR and Mumbai Indians). We have decided to ban him for life from entering the stadium in future," MCA treasurer Ravi Savant said.
Giving the background to what happened after the KKR's 32-run rout of MI at the Wankhede, 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.
ACP Iqbal Sheikh said an inquiry will be conducted into the matter. "We will conduct an inquiry. Statements and footage will be seen," said the ACP.
(With additional information from PTI)