A day after a non-cognisable offence was registered against actor and Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan under Sections 323 and 504 of the Indian Penal Code for abusing and threatening Mumbai Cricket Association and Board of Control for Cricket in India officials, the police have hinted that they may not investigate the case further.

“Since this is an NC [non-cognisable offence], the police can't investigate the matter without court permission,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Nisar Tamboli told The Hindu on Friday.

Senior officials said no further inquiry was needed in the matter. Asked if Mr. Khan's statement would be recorded, an officer said they don't feel the need to examine anything at this point. “If need be, our officers will seek the court's permission to investigate the matter further.”

After Joint Honorary Secretary of the Mumbai Cricket Association Nitin Dalal gave a written complaint to the police against Mr. Khan on Thursday, the police recorded the statement of 52-year-old guard Vikas Dalvi, who was allegedly abused by the actor and manhandled by his men. The same statement was converted into a non-cognisable offence against the actor. The police had said they would scrutinise the CCTV footage to ascertain the chain of events. But it seems that they may have to take the court's permission for doing the same now.

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