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Jeetendra faces sexual harassment charges from cousin, terms them baseless

As per the complaint, the incident took place in January 1971, when the victim was 18 and Jeetendra was 28. Jeetendra, whose real name is Ravi Kapoor, is the son of the victim's father's sister.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Published: February 8, 2018 8:10 am
Jeetendra molestation case The victim claims Jeetendra sexually assaulted her in a hotel room.

Veteran Bollywood actor Jeetendra was on Wednesday accused of sexually harassing his cousin, who has come forward to file a police complaint 47 years after the alleged incident. Jeetendra has dubbed the charges as “baseless”, and a “miserable effort by a jealous competitor to disrupt his business activities.”

Jeetendra, whose real name is Ravi Kapoor, is the son of the victim’s father’s sister.

The victim made the allegation in a police complaint filed with Himachal Pradesh’s Director General of Police. A copy of the complaint is with IANS.

Rubbishing the charges, Jeetendra’s counsel Rizwan Siddiquee in a statement said, “Foremost my client (Jeetendra) specifically and categorically denies any such incident.”

He claimed that such “baseless, ridiculous and fabricated claims” cannot be entertained by any court of law or the law enforcement agencies after a span of almost 50 years.

He said: “In any event the timing of this baseless complaint seems to be nothing but a miserable effort made by a jealous competitor to disrupt the business activities of my client and his esteemed company.

“Such efforts are, therefore, in all fairness treated with the contempt it truly deserves,” Siddique said.

He also said that the statute has provided a justice delivery system through the courts.

“And the Limitation Act 1963 was specifically enacted to ensure that all genuine complaints are made within a maximum time limit of three years, so that a proper investigation is carried out and timely justice is delivered,” Siddique said.

The advocate said that the law does not give any person any rights or liberties of making any baseless, ridiculous or fabricated claims against any man publicly and seek to defame him with a hidden personal agenda.

He also advised the media to “cautiously refrain from giving any importance to such ridiculous, baseless and fabricated claims”, saying they should not participate in any way whatsoever in defaming or assassinating the character of any man in such cases.

As per the complaint, the incident took place in January 1971, when the victim was 18 and Jeetendra was 28.

It happened when he “arranged” for the victim to join him from New Delhi to Shimla on the set of his movie without the complainant’s “awareness”.

The victim has claimed that on the night they reached Shimla, Jeetendra returned to the room in an inebriated state, joined the two separate beds and sexually assaulted her.

Jeetendra, now 75, is a well-known name in the Hindi film industry. He is also a film producer, and has daughter Ekta and son Tusshar with wife Shobhaa.

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  1. Mohd Siddique Abdul Samad
    Feb 8, 2018 at 10:38 pm
    Simple prove it and get the justice
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      Vinod kumar
      Feb 8, 2018 at 12:48 pm
      Police registering such cases should be booked and punished as they do such things for making money from both the alligator and the alleged. Police never registers a case without money motives.
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      1. rajesh desai
        Feb 8, 2018 at 12:11 pm
        WTF Where is this judiciary going on ? We appeal to the government to make some amendments else all men will become men for name sake by such ugly baseless allegations. This will adversely affect the females also as there will be a mutual consent for to be logged over the phone through an application which will be sent as a invite and when the girl sends it ..it’s signal agreeing to proceed with , else just courting and if a man sends it it can be viewed as an act of aggression or can be ignored . In both the cases one will proceed for only when other accepts if no u are nailed . This application is already in beta phase and would be available soon 👍
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        1. Ullatt Subhas
          Feb 8, 2018 at 11:23 am
          Anybody coming out with a complaint of sexual harassment after nearly 47 years makes you wonder what that persons motives are and why she has been sitting on it for so long !!
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            joseph
            Feb 8, 2018 at 12:23 pm
            There is something fishy. She is surely taking revenge on some matters. The case is a fit one for DISMISSAL.
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              Uday Wagh
              Feb 8, 2018 at 3:19 pm
              Enlightenment is timeless.
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                Uday Wagh
                Feb 8, 2018 at 3:22 pm
                Enlightenment is timeless.
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