MUMBAI: Shimla police have registered an FIR against Veteran Bollywood actor Jeetendra in sexual assault case.
An FIR under section 354 IPC has been registered at Chotta Shimla police station and the police, as part of their investigation will now record the woman’s statement before a magistrate.
It was reported in February that a complaint was filed against the Himmatwala actor by his cousin accusing him of sexual assault her that allegedly took place in Shimla in January 1971.
At that time the now-75-year-old Bollywood actor, whose real name is Ravi Kapoor, was 28 years old and the complainant was 18.
She said that the actor “arranged” for her to join him on a film shooting schedule in Shimla where he later assaulted her in an inebriated state.
The victim emailed the complaint to the Director General of Police of Himachal Pradesh SR Mardi seeking legal action against Jeetendra.