TV actress alleges molestation by Mumbai policemen


Pratyusha Banerjee, a popular television actress, on Monday alleged that Mumbai police officials had molested her.

She said that four four policemen molested her at her residence in suburban Kandivali adding that the men stormed into her flat Laljipada and left the place only after she threatened to approach Kandivali police.

But, PTI quoted a police officer as denying the allegation. While police confirmed that the four men in plain clothes had indeed gone to the actress’ flat on Monday, they had done so to ‘trace one Rahul Singh who stays with her.’

There is a non-cognisable (NC) offence against Rahul for the non-payment of car-loans, added the police.

The cops have rubbished Banrjee’s claims of molestation or any any misbehaviour.

Rahul, who is the actress’ fiance, had allegedly manhandled a loan recovery agent, Amit Dalvi, when the latter had gone to collect instalment of car loan from him at her house on December 31.

Some police personnel, along with Dalvi, went to the house yesterday but couldn’t find Rahul there.

They went to her house again today, but were told by Pratyusha’s mother that Rahul is in Goa following which they returned, the officer said, denying any misbehaved with the actress.

However, no FIR has been registered yet, he added.

The Balika Vadhu fame television actress was last seen in Power Couple, with Rahul. She also played the main lead in Hum Hai Na, while was also a part of the dance reality contest Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 5.