The Mumbai police have registered an FIR of rape against actor-producer Aditya Pancholi based on the allegations levelled by actor Kangana Ranaut. Kangana had accused Aditya Pancholi of ‘assault and exploitation’ for an alleged incident that took place almost a decade ago.
Mumbai Police files an FIR of rape against actor-producer Aditya Pancholi. pic.twitter.com/oE5XtAnNKd
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Versova Police Station has registered a case against Pancholi under sections 376, 328, 384, 341, 342, 323, 506 of the Indian Panel Code.
The Versova police had launched a probe against the senior actor Pancholi after nearly two weeks after they received an email complaint filed by Kangana’s siter Rangoli, on behalf of Kangana Ranaut. In the email complaint, Rangoli had explained in detail the physical torture and mental harassment Kangana had to endure at the hands of Aditya Pancholi. Soon thereafter Aditya Pancholi had filed a defamation case against Kangana claiming that she is falsely implicating him in the rape case.
Aditya Pancholi also had lodged a complaint against Kangana Ranaut and her lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui fearing arrest under rape accusations made by them. Pancholi asserted that Kangana’s lawyer Siddiqui was asking him to withdraw the defamation case against Kangana to avoid the rape case.
Aditya Pancholi has refuted the allegations of rape levelled by Kangana Ranaut claiming that she was misusing the law to settle a personal score with him. He even alleged that Kangana was not forthcoming in recording her statement with the police. However, Kangana’s sister slammed Pancholi and his PR agency for spreading fake news about her sister Kangana.