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Veteran Bollywood actor Jeetendra’s (75) maternal cousin (65) accused him of sexual assault yesterday (February 7, 2018). The survivor claims that the actor assaulted her at a hotel in Shimla during one of his movie shoots in 1971. The complainant filed a complaint after 47 years against Jeetendra, (who’s real name is Ravi Kapoor) with Himachal Pradesh's Director General of Police.
As per the complainant, the incident took place when she was 18 and the actor was 28. She also claimed that the actor “arranged” for his cousin to join him from New Delhi to Shimla without her awareness.
The complainant claimed that the night when they reached Shimla, the actor returned to the room an in “inebriated state,” joined the two separate beds and started sexually assaulting her.
The victim, in her letter, which has been sent to the DGP, states, “As I rested on my side, facing the wall, he entered the bed and mounted me from behind with his penis erect. The respondent smelled strongly of alcohol and was naked from the waist down. I tried to push him away, but he continued to stimulate himself, rubbing his erect penis against my clothed buttocks. When I continued to push him away, he insisted that was how he sleeps. Trapped between the wall on one side and my erect cousin on the other, no escape was possible. After rubbing his penis against me for several minutes, the Respondent eventfully lost his erection and left me alone. He separated the beds and we slept silently in the room that night.”
As per a report in The Times of India, advocate Rizwan Siddiquee who’s representing Jeetendra, said, "Foremost my client categorically denies any such incident. Even otherwise such baseless, ridiculous and fabricated claims cannot be entertained by any court or police after a span of almost 50 years."
However, Khushal Sharma SP (law and order) confirmed that he received the complaint online on Wednesday and the complaint would be sent the concerned officer on Thursday who would decide if an FIR should be registered or not.
Below is the letter sent to the DGP by the complainant.