Govinda’s 2008 slapping case closed by the Supreme Court

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The case against Bollywood actor Govinda, who had slapped a fan in 2008, was closed on Wednesday after the actor tendered an unconditional apology to both the Supreme Court and the victim.

Santosh Bateshwar Rai had gone to see the film shoot of Govinda’s ‘Money hai toh Honey hai’, when the actor slapped him. The act was also caught on camera.

He then filed a complaint on February 2, 2009, against Govinda under sections 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach) and 506 (1) (Criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.

The Bombay High Court had revoked Ray’s complaint against Govinda, saying there was no material against the actor to show criminal intimidation.

Ray then filed an appeal against the decision in the Supreme Court.