Amboli police booked Rahul Raj Singh, boyfriend of late television actress Pratyusha Banerjee, for allegedly molesting an aspiring actress, 21, and assaulting her male friend outside a restaurant in Andheri West early on Monday. A woman who was accompanying Singh has also filed a cross complaint.
Earlier this year, the Bangur Nagar police had arrested Rahul for allegedly abetting Pratyusha’s suicide who is said to have taken the extreme step in an inebriated condition on April 1 after a fight with him. He is currently out on bail in the case.
Mumbai police spokesperson DCP Ashok Dudhe confirmed the registration of an FIR against Singh.
According to Dudhe, the incident took place at Bora Bora restaurant where Rahul was having dinner with a female friend.
The complainant arrived there with her male friend, a producer. Rahul had a heated argument with the producer and they assaulted each other, the police said. The complainant was abused by Rahul whose female friend also faced verbal assault from the producer, they said. Dudhe said, “We have registered a cross case as both women lodged complaints.” The officer, however, refused to identify the producer.
Both the FIRs have been registered under sections 354 (sexual harassment), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt using dangerous weapon), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. No arrests have been made so far. The police said they will check if there are any CCTV cameras in the vicinity.