Aditya Pancholi rape case: Actor files for anticipatory bail; hearing to be held tomorrow


Aditya Pancholi was imposed with section 375 in a rape case on Friday after a leading Bollywood actress and her sister claimed on multiple public platforms including national TV that Aditya misused the actress when she was in an abusive relationship with him over a decade back. The Versova police registered a rape and assault case against Pancholi and the anticipatory bail is due for hearing on Tuesday. 

"We filed an FIR under Sections 376 (rape), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc with intent to commit an offence), 384 (punishment for extortion), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code," Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Paramjit Singh Dahiya told a leading daily.

Soon after reports of Aditya filing for an anticipatory bail hearing, tomorrow flooded the internet. Responding to the reports, the actor told ANI over a telephonic conversation that these are false charges and he has the evidence to prove the same."I am being falsely implicated in this case. I have all the evidence and video in this case. I am ready to cooperate with the Mumbai Police. If they will call me for my statement, then I will cooperate. I am ready for investigation. I knew that a case will be registered against me. I am not going anywhere. The police have not approached me after the FIR was registered", he was quoted as saying.

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Aditya had earlier told that this was all pre-planned by the actress. Aditya had said, "Yes, FIR is confirmed, that is known and now investigation will follow." When asked if he will counter the FIR, he said, "Once the investigation is done, it will be known whether the rape happened or not 13-14 years ago but all this was pre-planned. After the investigation is done, everyone will know the truth." 

(Source: Mid Day/IANS)