Saif Ali Khan - Controversies


In 1998, Khan was charged with poaching two blackbucks in Kankani during the filming of Hum Saath Saath Hain along with co-stars Salman Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam. The charges were dropped soon after Salman Khan was acquitted.

In 2008, Khan was also involved in assaulting a photographer, Pawan Sharma, while filming Love Aaj Kal at Patiala railway station.

In 2012, Khan was dining with his friends, including Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Arora, at the Wasabi restaurant in Taj, Mumbai and making a din and was repeatedly requested by the restaurant management to be quieter. Khan then allegedly assaulted the complainants, Iqbal Sharma, a businessman, who suffered a fractured nose, and an elderly man. Khan was arrested under article 325 of the Indian Penal Code, and released on bail on a surety of 3,000 (US$54.6) by the Mumbai Police. Khan claimed it was an act of self-defence and filed a case leveling counter allegations. However, the police refused to register Saif's case since he could not produce any evidence.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is investigating him in an alleged Hawala transactions case. The ED suspects that Saif Ali Khan illegally purchased a high-end car in 2004 through Hawala system allegedly in violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).

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