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Salman Khan's bodyguard Shera gets clean chit in assault case.IANS

Salman Khan's bodyguard Shera has received a clean chit in the assault case filed by Attar Umar Qureshi. Police investigation brought out evidence that proved that it was a false complaint lodged with the intention to extort money.

Qureshi had alleged that Salman's bodyguard broke his collar bone by hitting him with the back of a pistol after they had an argument on phone on October 25. A case was filed against Shera, following which he was detained by the police and charged under IPC sections 326, 503 and 504.

However, after a detailed investigation, the police concluded that Shera and Qureshi did not have any physical fight and that the latter had filed a false case to extort money from Salman Khan, according to Mumbai Mirror.

In his statement, Shera had denied the charges, saying, "On Tuesday, I went to meet a friend at Kokilaben Hospital and from there to Pop Tate's which is where we had the verbal argument. I didn't get down from my car so there is no question of hitting anyone."

Based on Shera's statement, the police interrogated some of the eye witnesses and it turned out to be a false case. "We started searching for witnesses and came across taxi and auto-drivers who in their statement reiterated that someone had fallen down on the road to stop a car and injured himself in the process," the report quoted a senior police officer as saying.

The complainant has confessed that he had planned to beat Shera after the verbal spat and had filed a false case to tarnish his image, the report added. The investigating team apparently believes that Qureshi's intention was to blackmail Salman as the case would hamper his reputation as well.