A top actor of the film industry has accused Aditya Pancholi of rape. An FIR has been filed against the latter at the Versova Police Station in Mumbai under sections 376, 328, 384, 341, 342, 323, 506. The sections stand for Rape, Causing Hurt By Means Of Poison, Etc., With Intent To Commit An Offence, Extortion, Wrongful Restraint, Wrongful Confinement, Voluntarily Causing Hurt and Criminal Intimidation respectively.
As per information available, the police summoned the victim and recorded the statement of the person for the past two days.
It was on the basis of these statements that the FIR has been registered.
The victim has claimed that she was in a forceful relationship with Pancholi and that he used to threaten her and harassed her sexually and mentally.
The incident is said to have taken place 10 years ago and even then a rape case was filed against Pancholi.
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As per sources, Pancholi will be filing his application for anticipatory bail on Friday. The source further revealed that the actor is willing to fully co-operate with the police in the investigation and that he has already submitted the required evidence to the police. The source also stated that he has been implicated in the matter.
Pancholi is not new to controversies. Previously, he was accused of raping the domestic help of another actress he was dating then. Moreover, the actor has been named in several cases of assault for separate incidents over the years. In 2016, he was even sentenced to 1-year imprisonment in an assault case of 2005, in which he acquired bail.
His biggest controversy, however, has been with Kangana Ranaut. The actress has accused Pancholi of assault and even 'house arrest' when they were reportedly in a relationship during her early days in the industry.
However, on Tuesday, a Mumbai court issued summons to Kangana and her sister Rangoli Chandel in a defamation case filed by Pancholi in 2017.
Reportedly, it was in 2017 when Aditya along with his wife Zarina Wahab lodged four defamation cases against Kangana and her sister Rangoli after they went on multiple public platforms to make allegations against Aditya and his wife.
On the professional front, Pancholi’s popular works in recent years has been son Sooraj Pancholi’s debut ‘Hero’ and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani.’
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