Veteran actor Jeetendra who acted in several Bollywood films was know taken in custody by Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday police officials said they had received a complaint from his cousin against actor Jeetendra over an alleged “sexual assault” almost five decades old.A woman claiming to be related to the actor, whose given name is Ravi Kapoor, sent a two-page complaint to the HP director general of police seeking registration of a First Information Report (FIR) against him for a case of “sexual assault” when he was allegedly 28 and she 18.
Jeetendra brought me to his room, which contained two separate beds. He mentioned that he was going out and would return later. When he returned to the room, he consumed alcohol and sexually assaulted on her. The woman said that the incident affected her mental health, and the reason she has come out with it now is that she wanted closure for the trauma she suffered for years after the alleged abuse. She also claimed that another reason why she waited such a long time (more than four decades) to file a complaint against Jeetendra is that her parents — now deceased — would have been heartbroken had they found out that she was sexually abused by their nephew. The victim alleged that she had not complained about the incident also because Jeetendra is a powerful and politically influential person.
Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee, representing actor Jeetendra, said the complaint made baseless claims. He said, “Foremost my client categorically denies any such incident. Even otherwise such baseless, ridiculous and fabricated claims cannot be entertained by any court or police after a span of almost 50 years.”The veteran actor is married to Shobha Kapoor and has two children Ekta Kapoor and Tusshar Kapoor who belong to the same industry. Jeetendra is also the chairman of the Balaji Telefilms, Balaji Motion Pictures, and ALT Entertainment.
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