The Supreme Court today advised Bollywood actor Govinda to apologise to a person who had lodged a complaint accusing the industry veteran of slapping and intimidating him in 2008.
“You are a big hero, show your big heart,” a bench headed by Justice T S Thakur said, while suggesting the actor to settle the dispute with complainant Santosh Rai.
Rai has appealed against the Bombay High Court’s decision quashing his complaint against Govinda, saying there was no material against the actor to show criminal intimidation.
“The magistrate could not have taken cognizance of offences committed under section 323 and 504 as the complaint was filed a year after the incident allegedly occurred. Regarding section 506 (1) (criminal intimidation) the court should have first determined if there is prima facie material to prove it,” the High Court had said.
“No doubt some incident had occurred. However, there is no material to prove criminal intimidation. It appears that the complainant was instigated to file the complaint after a year,