Court acquits actor Vidyut Jammwal in 2007 assault case


Bollywood actor Vidyut Jammwal and his friend have been acquitted in a 2007 assault case. (Photo: Vidyut Jammwal/ Instagram)

A court here on Monday acquitted Bollywood actor Vidyut Jammwal and his friend in a 2007 assault case.

Metropolitan magistrate Pragati Yerlekar acquitted Jammwal and his friend Rishant Goswami of all the charges levelled against them. Details of the order are awaited.

Jammwal and his friend were accused of hitting one Rahul Suri, a resident of Juhu area, with a bottle at a five-star hotel in suburban Santacruz in August 2007.

During the course of trial, the court examined two witnesses, the police officer who recorded the First Information Report (FIR) and another person.

Jammwal’s lawyer Aniket Nikam had argued before the court that the actor and his friend were innocent.

“They were never involved in the alleged incident. There was no satisfactory evidence to point out before the court the culpability of my clients,” Nikam told PTI on Monday.

Jammwal has acted in films like Commando, Force, Baadshaho and Junglee.

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