Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bollywood Actress Molested: The Accused Is Innocent, Claims Co-Passenger

After the Bollywood actress shared on social media her horrific experience of her flight from Delhi to Mumbai, where she was allegedly molested by 39-year-old businessman Vikas Sachadev, the Mumbai Police moved to arrest him under Section 354 of the IPC (assault with intent to outrage a woman’s modesty), and Section 8 of the POCSO Act. The accused is under police custody with a decision impending. However, the wife of the accused claimed that that wasn’t the way of things and that it was all nothing but a publicity stunt. And now, a co-passenger of the actress has come out in support of the accused, saying that he is innocent.
According to a report in the Financial Express, the co-passenger said that the only fault of the accused was that his legs were on the actress’ armrest. “I saw Sachdeva doze off immediately after he settled in his seat after boarding the flight at Delhi. His fault was he kept his legs on the armrest, which was wrong. I did not see him misbehaving. He also apologized when the actor shouted at him when the flight landed at Mumbai airport and the matter was settled then,” he added.
13/12/17 Mehfooz Abhasi/