Akashdeep Saigal, TV actor ex-Bigg Boss contestant, has been booked for allegedly beating two auto drivers in Mumbai over space issue. Mumbai’s Bandra Police has registered two two first information reports (FIRs) — one against the actor and the other against two autorickshaw drivers, according to Hindustan Times report. Akashdeep Saigal is best known for his character Ansh Virani on popular show Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.
According to the police, Akashdeep along with two others beat up the drivers after an argument on the road. "On Tuesday morning, an argument took place between the model and the auto-rickshaw drivers over the road being one way. Prima facie, we have been told that Saigal and two more people started hitting the drivers with bamboo sticks. The auto-rickshaw drivers in the area earlier had a tiff with him," a police source told the daily.
Police also informed HT that a few ago, Saigal along with others had requested the road number 38 in Bandra (West) to be shut from one side to make it one way as it disturbs the society members in the area owing to traffic. The autorickshaw drivers kept taking the road from the other side making it two-way. The traffic police a few days ago had put a divider to make it a one way.
“My client was beaten up by Saigal . He said he will drive from whichever side he wants to on the road. My client is critically injured and is admitted to a hospital. Saigal was called to the police station,” said one of the drivers’ advocate, Adil Khatri.