Few days ago, a sexual harassment case has been filed against veteran bollywood actor Jeetendra by his cousin sister.
The police had registered a case against him on February 16 on the complaint of his cousin, who alleged that she was sexually assaulted by him in a hotel here in January 1971.
Well now, the actor gets a major relief as Himachal Pradesh High Court today stayed further proceedings against him in the sexual assault case.
The high court listed the matter for hearing on May 23. Jeetendra challenged the FIR registered against him and sought quashing of the FIR.
The actor had claimed that the police had registered the FIR without any preliminary investigation or evidence.
Jeetendra was neither questioned by the police nor he was provided a copy of the FIR, his counsel said, adding that the allegations were false and a conspiracy was being hatched to malign the image of the actor.
The incident reportedly took place in 1971 when the victim was 18 and Jeetendra was 28 and the actor “arranged” for the survivor to join him from New Delhi to Shimla on the set of his movie without her “awareness”.
The complainant has claimed that on the night they reached Shimla, Jeetendra returned to the room in an inebriated state, joined the two separate beds and sexually assaulted her.
The victim took almost 47 years to file a complaint against the actor as she didn’t want her parents (who are deceased now) to be heart broken back in the day.
Jeetendra, now 75 is one of the established actor in Hindi cinema. He is also a film producer. His daughter Ekta runs a production company, and son Tusshar is an actor.