A songwriter and former model based in Mumbai has filed an FIR against 9 well established biggies who are also part of the Bollywood industry for raping and molesting her. CNN News18 has accessed the FIR copy which has named Bollywood actor Jackky Bhagnani and other 8 people.
The other 8 include Bollywood photographer Colston Julian, Krishnan Kumar of T series, Anirban Das Blah (who was accused in another case during the Me Too movement) who is the co-founder of Kwan, a talent management company.
The FIR has also named other co-accused Nikhil Kamat, Sheel Gupta, Ajit Thakur, Gurujyot Singh and Vishnu Wardhan Induri. Senior PI of Bandra police station has confirmed that the FIR has been lodged but refused to give further details. No arrests have been made yet.
According to the FIR the victim claims these incidents took place since 2015.
The FIR states that Jackky Bhagnani molested her in Bandra, Nikhil Kamat at a plush hotel in Santacruz while another accused Sheel Gupta molested her in a building in Andheri in 2015. The FIR copy also mentions that photographer Colston Julian raped her multiple times between 2014 and 2018 by promising to give her a ticket via a modelling assignment. The model has also stated that Ajit Thakur raped her in a building in Vile Parle in 2018.
“We are investigating the case. We will definitely question the accused soon. We have booked them all under sections 378 (N), 354 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)” said a senior IPS office from Mumbai Police.