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Bandra metropolitan court acquits Aditya Pancholi in assault case

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Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi had been arrested for assaulting a bouncer outside a nightclub in March 2015. He was out on bail after paying a bail amount of Rs 50,000. The actor has been facing legal trial since the past two years.

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The Bandra metropolitan court on Monday has acquitted Aditya from the assault case, which was registered with the Santacruz police in 2015. The court observed that the evidence provided against Pancholi were not conclusive enough to prove him guilty.

The court observed that the evidence produced during the two-year term of the case were not concrete enough and hence, the magistrate (while acquitting Pancholi) dropped the charges under section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and section 504 (intentional insult) as filed against him by the Santacruz police.

The said incident took place in March 2015. Pancholi, who was accompanied by his friend at the Trilogy Pub in Hotel Sea Princess, adjacent to Juhu Beach, allegedly assaulted a bouncer of the club with his cell phone. He was arrested and a case was registered against him. But he was released on cash bail. Police reports say that Pancholi was under heavy influence of alcohol and the fight was over an issue of music being played by the DJ in the club.

This is not the first time Aditya has been in trouble. In 2003, he was booked for attacking his neighbour following a parking brawl at his housing society in Versova. Last year, he had allegedly roughed up a woman journalist for asking uncomfortable questions about his son, Sooraj Pancholi.

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