A Delhi-based hotelier Rohit Vig, who Esha Gupta had accused of staring at her inappropriately, has filed a defamation suit against the actress.
As per reports, Vig registered a defamation case under Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code at Saket Court, New Delhi. The hearing in the case will be held on August 28. The plea sought prosecution of the accused and adequate punishment. The complainant also reportedly sought compensation in his favour.
In the plea, the complainant stated that his ‘mental agony’ has been continuing since his near and dear ones have been expressing displeasure over the accused’s posts.
The petition also stated that the public was expressing doubts over the ‘integrity and moral character’ of the complainant by believing the ‘false and defamatory statements’ posted by the accused.
Esha on July 6 had posted a series of tweets, accusing Vig of ‘raping her through his eyes.’ The ‘Badshaho’ actress stated that he kept staring at her throughout the evening at a restaurant, making her feel ‘violated’ and unsafe. She had even posted a video of him from that day on Instagram stories.
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