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Coming as a relief to the actor, the case was closed after the actor tendered an unconditional apology to Santosh Ray, the complainant and the apex court.
Santosh Bateshwar Ray 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.
Ray then filed an appeal against the decision in the Supreme Court.
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