Heeba Shah, who is the daughter of noted actor Naseeruddin Shah, has landed into trouble as Versova police have registered a non-cognisable offence against the actress for allegedly assaulting two employees of a veterinary clinic. According to a report in a leading daily, the Feline Foundation runs a clinic at Versova and Supriya Sharma, a friend of Shah, booked an appointment for the sterilisation of her two cats at the clinic on Janaury 16. Due to her unavailability, Supriya reportedly asked Heeba to take her cats there but then she got into an arguement with the staff following a wait of a few minutes.
The incident was captured in the CCTV and the footage has been given to the Versova police. "On January 16 at 2.50 pm actress Heeba Shah walked into our community veterinary clinic with two cats for sterilisation. Our clinic caretaker asked her to wait for 5 minutes as a surgery was on. After 2-3 minutes of waiting she aggressively said to our staff members, "Don't you know who I am? How can you make me wait for so long outside without any assistance? How come no one helped me to get my cats' cage out of the rickshaw on arrival?" Mriidu Khosla, a trustee of The Feline Foundation told the daily. She added, "This can be seen in the CCTV footage. On being asked to sign the consent forms for the surgery before we admitted the cats, she got extremely abusive about the system and the place." Apparently, Heeba slapped and assaulted two female staff members and Mriidu claimed that the "physical abuse was harsh, extremely violent and disturbing."
When prodded, Heeba confirmed the incident but maintained that it was the staff who started it. "The gatekeeper didn't allow me to enter the clinic and asked several questions. I told him that I had an appointment. In the clinic when I told the attendant about the watchman, she also started abusing me and speaking rudely. Then one of the women there pushed me and told me to get out from the premises immediately. This is not the way to speak to anyone who is visiting the clinic. The lady in the clinic started fighting with me. The clinic staff should talk politely to customers visiting their clinic," Heeba was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, the Versova Police has registered the NC under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult) and 506 (criminal intimidation).