Jeetendra booked in sexual assault case

Jeetendra booked in sexual assault case

The veteran Bollywood actor has been accused by his cousin of sexually assaulting her when she was 18
07 Mar, 2018

According to Indian media reports, Indian police have registered an FIR against veteran Bollywood actor Jeetendra for a sexual assault incident that took place 47 years ago.

The FIR was requested by the actor's cousin who claims that Jeetendra sexually abused her when she was 18 years old. She alleges that the actor had arranged for a meet from New Delhi to Shimla at the set of his shoot. During her stay he returned to the hotel room drunk and sexually assaulted her. He was 28 at the time.

The police stated that “an FIR under section 354 IPC has been registered at Chotta Shimla police station. After her email, we got in touch with the complainant, who later had also sent us a written complaint to support her version”.

However, the police have said that the investigations will take place under the old law provisions of 1971 when the alleged assault took place.

The complainant has not yet provided details of the incident; like the name of the hotel and her proof of stay.