A local court today convicted Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi and sentenced him to a year in prison for assaulting his neighbour.
“The local magistrate’s court at suburban Andheri has convicted (Mr) Pancholi for assaulting and criminal intimidation”, a senior police official said.
Magistrate Amitabh Panchbhai after convicting Mr Pancholi released him on the bail of Rs. 12,000.
According to police, Mr Pancholi hit his neighbour Pratik Pasrani and reportedly fractured his nose at their building in 2005.
The police had said that Mr Pancholi’s guest had parked his vehicle at the space earmarked for Mr Pasrani at ‘Magnum Opus’ Apartments in suburban Versova.
Mr Pasrani objected to it and asked the security staff to clear the vehicle following which an altercation broke between the duo and the actor assaulted Mr Pasrani, they had said.
Twice accused of beating up neighbour as he was irked by the disturbance caused due to renovation work at latter’s apartment. CCTV footage of the incident showed Pancholi holding the man by his collar and dragging him outside the house before assaulting him. The second incident happened later that year.
The court found Pancholi guilty under section 325(causing grievous hurt) of the Indian Penal Code.While the section entails a maximum jail period of seven years, Pancholi was awarded only one year.
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