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Actor Payal Rohatgi held for ‘abusing’ society chairman

An FIR was registered as per the complaint of chairman of Sundarvan Epitome Society, Dr Parag Shah, an eye specialist.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
Updated: June 26, 2021 12:43:10 am
Payal Rohatgi arrested, Payal Rohatgi detained, Payal Rohatgi detained by rajasthan police, Payal Rohatgi facebook post on nehru, Payal Rohatgi arrested for facebook postRohatgi appeared without invitation in the annual general meeting of the housing society. (File photo)

Police arrested former Bollywood actor Payal Rohatgi from her residence in a residential society in Ahmedabad on Friday after she was booked in an FIR for allegedly using derogatory language against the society’s chairman and other residents.

According to police, Rohatgi, a resident of Sundarvan Epitome Apartments in Satellite area, was booked under IPC sections 294 b for obscenity, 506 for criminal intimidation, 504 for intentional insult and sections of the information technology (IT) Amendment Act in an FIR at Satellite police station on Thursday night.

The FIR was registered as per the complaint of chairman of Sundarvan Epitome Society, Dr Parag Shah, an eye specialist doctor.

“Payal Rohatgi has been staying with her parents at their flat of our society for the past one and a half years. On June 20, we had an annual general meeting in which Rohatgi appeared without invitation to which we objected stating that the flat is under the name of her parents and her presence is not needed since her mother is already present in the meeting. To this, Rohatgi replied in an indecent language and threatened to kill me. She then started recording video on her mobile phone to threaten the society members and after they objected, she started abusing them as well,” said Shah in his police complaint.

“Then she posted indecent and extreme message in the society’s WhatsApp group. She has been posting indecent comments against society residents on her Instagram handle since March as she had recently commented against few society members who are having 5-6 children that they don’t know about family planning. She had also posted about me stating that I am a ruffian. She had also threatened society’s kids saying that if they play infront of her house, she will break their heads. She keeps threatening society members saying that she will get them framed in false police cases,” added Shah.

Taking cognizance, a police team from Satellite police station held Rohatgi from her residence on Friday morning.
“Rohatgi has been arrested as per the charges booked against her in the FIR. She will be presented before the magistrate shortly,” said Premsukh Delu, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone 7, Ahmedabad Police.

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