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    Aditya Pancholi responds to rape charges, says 'being falsely implicated'

    Synopsis

    The actor-producer said this was pre-planned as he had filed a defamation suit against the actress.

    The actor-producer said he is confident the truth will come out.
    MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi, was Thursday, booked by Mumbai police on charges of raping a 36-year-old actress.

    Pancholi claimed he has been implicated in a false case, adding the law will take its course.

    Reacting to the case, Pancholi, who starred in several Bollywood films in the 1990s, told PTI, "It is a false rape case that they were planning and now they have done it. I was anticipating this. This was pre-planned as I had filed a defamation case against them.

    "It is not a small allegation, the law will take its course, I will fight out... the truth will come out."

    Suburban Versova police registered the case against Pancholi under IPC sections 376 (rape), 323 (assault), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison) and 384 (extortion), a senior official said.

    Rape case filed against Aditya Pancholi

    A rape case was filed against producer, actor and singer Aditya Pancholi at Mumbai's Versova police station, on Thursday, based on a popular Bollywood actress's statement. The case, filed by the actress's sister in April, stated that the producer abused her sister a decade ago.

    According the complainant, the 54-year-old actor sexually assaulted her between 2004 and 2009, said police spokesperson DCP Manjunath Singte.

    Pancholi also beat her up and confined her to his house whenever she tried to approach police during this period, the complaint said.

    She also alleged that Pancholi demanded Rs 1 crore from her for not showing her private photographs to her family and friends, and claimed she paid him Rs 50 lakh.

    Further probe is on and Pancholi has not been questioned yet, another police official said.

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    1 Comment on this Story

    Drsharma 405 days ago
    Its high time you and your son are booked by the law, Pancholi.
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