Mumbai Police has booked actor-producer Aditya Pancholi in a rape case and an FIR has been filed against him following the complaint of a leading Bollywood actress, at Mumbai’s Versova Police Station.
The FIR has been filed in sections 376, 328, 384, 341, 342, 323, 506 of Indian Penal Code by the Versova Police.
Though the FIR has been filed after the complainant recently went to the police station to give her statement, the police are of the view that it’d be difficult to prove the case against the actor and collect evident as the case is about 10 years old.
The investigations have begun after the FIR’s registration.
The complainant, in her TV interviews given in the year 2017, had gone on record to say that she was raped, physically and mentally abused by Aditya Pancholi over a decade ago when they used to live together as a couple.
She had also claimed that she was only 17-years-old when Pancholi abused her and that she had also gone to the police back then but Pancholi was apparently let off with just a warning.
Post that, Aditya Pancholi had filed a defamation suit against the actress and her sister.
Earlier in April this year, the complainant’s sister had sent an email to Mumbai police, making rape and other allegations against Pancholi on behalf of the actress.
After that Pancholi had leaked a video of the complainant’s lawyer alleging that he was blackmailing Pancholi to withdraw the defamation case or else he has to face rape charges.
A couple of days back the actress had given her statement to the police post which the FIR has been filed against Pancholi.
Further updates to follow.