TV actor Yash Pandit booked for raping actress, on the run
TV actor Yash Pandit has been booked for repeatedly raping a 28-year-old actress. Pandit has appeared in shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Splitsvilla.tv Updated: Nov 25, 2015 10:34 IST
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi actor Yash Pandit has been booked for allegedly raping a TV actress on the false promise of marriage. According to the FIR, the actor raped the 28-year-old woman at his Juhu residence a number of times.
Pandit, a popular face on television who also appeared on Splitsvilla 8, met the woman on September 13 on the sets of a show. He invited her to his home twice, where they had sex.
However, after the second visit to his house, Yash started avoiding the woman. “He only had intentions of developing a physical relationship with me. He confessed to me that he had sexual relationships with other girls. They perhaps did not approach the cops, because they were scared of being defamed. But, I wanted to teach him a lesson to get his nefarious intentions out in public view,” the victim told a Mumbai daily.
She then filed an FIR against the actor but he is yet to be apprehended. The woman told NDTV that leniency is being shown to Pandit because his family is influential. She also alleged that there were discrepancies in the FIR. “It seems as if the police are succumbing to certain pressures. Perhaps that is the reason they have not managed to trace him yet.”
Senior police inspector Sunil Ghosalkar of Juhu Police station said, “We have taken the victim’s statements and registered an FIR against Yash Pandit and have already set up teams who have been raiding the places where we suspect him to have been hiding. I have already issued a memo to the investigating officer, and have replaced her. The newly-appointed officer in the case is already studying it and will be adding the sections wherever they are required.”
Hindustan Times couldn’t independently verify the details.
First Published: Nov 25, 2015 10:15 IST