Monday, December 11, 2017

Zaira Waseem Molester Sent To 2-Day Police Remand

Srinaga: A session’s court here on Monday remanded the 39-year-old, Vikas Sachdev, arrested for allegedly molesting actor Zaira Wasim on-board a Delhi-Mumbai flight, in police custody till December 13.
Sachdev was presented before Judge A D Deo where Assistant Public Prosecutor Munna Inamdar sought his remand.
"Police need to verify the credentials of the accused, whether he is a repeat offender,” Inamdar said while arguing before the court. “The accused can influence the case since he holds a high position."
Sachdev has been booked under section 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of IPC, and relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) since the actor is a minor.
According to the reports, Police on Sunday arrested Vikash Sachdev from Mumbai for allegedly molesting the teenaged Kashmiri actress on board a Vistara flight from Delhi to Mumbai on Saturday evening.
Top Bollywood actors, including Kareena Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar and Madhuri Dixit, have condemned the alleged molestation of National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim.
When asked about the incident, Pednekar said she was shocked to know about the alleged molestation but the actor was happy that Wasim showed courage to speak up about her ordeal.
“I am appalled. She is a child. There is a problem in our culture where people think, especially if you are an actor, that you are their property. This is hugely problematic.
“But I am very happy that she put it out on social media.
I am glad she took that step because it needs a lot of courage to speak, to come out and take a stand like that. More power to her,” Pednekar said.Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan said women are far superior than men and the females can rise above any difficulty.
“I definitely feel women are way more superior than men. We are fighters and whichever situation it is in our life, personal or professional, we all come out as fighters.
When we talk about God, we talk about goddess. So, we look from the perspective of a woman.
“When we talk about the earth, we say Mother Earth. So, whenever we talk about anything, we talk about women. Women are far superior (than men). So, they can fight out of every situation,” Khan said.
11/12/17 Farooq Shah/Kashmir Observer

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