A 30-year-old professor from Sasaram in Bihar has been arrested for allegedly stalking and threatening bollywood playback singer Palak Muchhal.
The singer on Wednesday, files a police complaint at Amboli police station against the man. In the complaint, she said she has been getting calls and messages from an unknown number.
In the beginning, the caller said he was a huge fan of her and requested to meet her. She politely declined but the man allegedly persisted and continued to text and call. Initially, the singer decided to ignore him, but things took a violent turn when his messages got abusive and threatening.
The man reportedly told Muchhal that he knew her address and even threatened to come to the building where she lived if she didn’t agree to meet him, police sources said.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, an FIR under Section 354 (D) (stalking) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC was registered on Wednesday by the Amboli police and the accused was arrested soon after. The accused, Rajesh Shukla, was held at CSMT railway station, he claims to have come to Mumbai two weeks ago to meet the singer.
During the interrogation, Shukla has said that he got Muchhal’s number from a film directory, which reportedly also has contacts of other Bollywood personalities. The police are trying to find out if Shukla was also threatening or harassing others.