The Bombay High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Mumbai Police seeking its response to the plea filed by actor Aditya Pancholi seeking quashing of the first information report (FIR) registered against him in 2019 on allegations of rape.
A division bench of Justices N M Jamdar and N R Borkar was hearing Pancholi’s plea seeking to quash and set aside the FIR registered against him at Versova police station based on allegations by a Bollywood actor.
The complaint was filed by the actor’s sister in April 2019 and it said that Pancholi had abused, assaulted and exploited her sister a decade ago. The actor too had recorded her statement with the police, saying that Pancholi raped, assaulted and exploited her on several occasions and that at the time of these attacks, she was a minor. The actor also said that she had lodged complaints with the police back then but he was let off with a warning.