TV actor Parth Samthaan booked by Mumbai Police on molestation charges
TV actor Parth Samthaan, who starred in Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan, was booked by the Mumbai Police on 23 April 2017 on charges of molestation.
The complaint was filed by a 20-year-old model, who accused him of molestation. She filed it at the Bangur Nagar police station, which is where the actor is currently booked under under Sections 8 and 12 of the POCSO Act.
Mumbai: TV actor Parth Samthaan booked under section 8&12 of POCSO Act in Bangur Nagar on molestation complaint filed by a model last month. pic.twitter.com/k6Z1M1MM23
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The FIR filed against him was under section 354 A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
In the FIR, which was filed in March, the model states that Parth Samthaan misbehaved with her and that she began receiving "insulting and shameful" calls from men asking for "favours". She also stated that he and his friends shared her details on WhatsApp, adding that they had called her "easy" and labelled her character as being bad. She alleged that they said they would target 16-year-old girls.
In her statement, she said that Samthaan had proposed to her several times, and that she had politely refused. "After returning from a party in an alcoholic state, Parth misbehaved with me. After which I stopped contact with him for some time and he really apologised and as we have been friends for years, I decided to forgive him for the behaviour but soon after that, I started getting insulting and shameful calls from boys who would want favours from me," she says.
She accused him of leaking her pictures and identity. In his defense, Samthaan called the allegations "false and baseless".