Former India cricketer Vinod Kambli and his wife Andrea Hewitt are in trouble after being in a squabble at Inorbit Mall in Malad.
As per reports, Bollywood singer Ankit Tiwari's father, Raj Kumar Tiwari and his brother Ankur Tiwari were involved in it too.
Kambli and Andrea have made serious claims against the Ankit's father Raj Tiwari. As per the cricketer, Raj deliberately brushed his hand against Andrea.
However, the alleged claims have been denied by Raj and he said the cricketer and his wife assaulted him at the Mall. Tiwari added that Andrea even took off her sandal to beat him.
Bangur Nagar police are now investigating into the matter. "We were at the Game Zone in the mall around 3 pm when my wife caught hold of an old man's hand. He had deliberately brushed his hand against her and when she caught him in the act, he pushed her away.
"Minutes later when we were at the food court, two men, who we assume were the man's sons, tried to attack my wife. When I told them to back off, they told me, 'You don't know who we are'," Kambli told Mumbai Mirror.
Kambli's wife assertion that the man attempted to take "advantage of the crowds". "I was playing with my children when this guy took the opportunity to rub his hand against me. Maybe he thought nothing would happen because it was crowded. When I caught his hand, I was surprised to see this old man. He appeared embarrassed because I had caught him red-handed.
"He appeared scared, and said something in Hindi, on the lines that 'I cannot do something like this'. The inappropriate touching ka zamaana is over. Such things should be dealt with strictly," Andrea said.
Interestingly, Kambli and Andrea haven't filed any complaints with the police yet but the Tiwaris have lodged an FIR against the cricketer and his wife.
"We are probing the matter, after which necessary action will be initiated. As of now, a non-cognisable offense has been registered," senior inspector Vinay Bane from Bangur Nagar Police Station confirmed.
Ankur Tiwari said his father is bewildered after the incident. "My father, a retired bank employee, had accompanied my daughter to the Game Zone. My father told me he spotted Vinod Kambli there, and as he was walking past a woman, he blacked out.
"My father was disoriented after the attack. He couldn't believe he had been punched, and that a woman was screaming, accusing him of brushing his hand against her. I asked my father to identify the woman, and we realized she was Kambli's wife," Ankur said.
"I told them I wanted to speak with them, but they pushed me and hurled abuses. Kambli's wife removed her sandal and threatened to hit me with it," he added.