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Recently a campaign called #MeToo had hit the social media which encouraged quite a few ladies to come out in open and share a tale of any kind of assault they have suffered. Following this, a lady claiming to be veteran actor Jeetendra’s cousin, has come out in open to share an 18-year-old incident involving the star. A Sexual Assault case has been filed against the star in Shimla.
As per a report on Outlook, this incident took place in 1971 when the actor was 28-year-old. As per the victim, Jeetendra took her to Shimla on pretext of taking her on the film’s set and then molested her in a hotel room while intoxicated.
The victim came out in open after these many years only because her parents are no more and they wouldn’t be ‘heartbroken’. She claims that she is aware of how politically connected Jeetendra is and what consequences she can suffer because of this.
Here’s the copy of the report as shared by Outlook.
On the other side, Jeetendra’s lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee has squashed all these claims by issuing a statement.
Foremost my client specifically and categorically denies any such incident. Besides even otherwise such baseless, ridiculous and Fabricated Claims cannot be entertained by any Court of law or the law enforcement agencies after a span of almost 50 years. The Statute has provided a justice delivery system through the Courts, and the Limitation Act 1963 was specifically enacted to ensure that all genuine complaints are made within a maximum time limit of three years, so that a proper investigation is carried out and timely justice is delivered.
Besides I want to make it specifically clear that the law does not give any person any rights or liberties of making any baseless, ridiculous or fabricated claims against any man publicly and seek to defame him with a hidden personal agenda. Media is therefore adviced to cautiously refrain from giving any importance to such ridiculous, baseless and fabricated claims, and they should not participate in any way whatsoever in defaming or assassinating the character of any man in such cases.
In any event the timing of this baseless complaint seems to be nothing but a miserable effort made by a jealous competitor to disrupt the business activities of my client and his esteemed Company. Such efforts are therefore in all fairness treated with the contempt it truly deserves.
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