Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
»
1-min read

FIR Against Singer Abhijeet for Verbally Abusing Woman

Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya has been booked by the Mumbai police for using derogatory language with a woman on phone.

News18.com

Updated:August 16, 2018, 9:56 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
FIR Against Singer Abhijeet for Verbally Abusing Woman
File image
Loading...

A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya at Mumbai’s Amboli police station for verbally abusing a woman on phone.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, the two argued over “some drilling work in the society”. Based on the woman’s complaint, that the singer used derogatory language while speaking with her, the police have filed a case under Sections 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

However, Abhijeet has dismissed all allegations and has blamed the woman instead for trying to extort money and making an illegal extension on the building’s second floor.

He told HT, “She has been threatening me and others to extort money. I have given a commercial place on rent. My tenants were getting some work done, and she objected to it. Being the owner of the place, I intervened in it.”

According to the local police, the case is under investigation but Abhijeet reportedly claims that he hasn’t been contacted by the police yet.

This isn’t the first time that the singer has courted controversy for misconduct. In 2016, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Preeti Kumar Menon had mentioned him in an FIR for engaging in an ugly verbal spat with a woman journalist on Twitter.

In 2015, he was booked by the Oshiwara police for reportedly molesting a woman at one of Lokhandwala’s Durga Puja pandals.

He also infamously defended Salman Khan in the hit-and-run case, blaming homeless people sleeping on pavements for the misadventure.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results