MUMBAI: In a relief to the brother of a Bollywood actor, Bombay high court granted him pre-arrest bail in an alleged case of sexual assault, harassment and stalking. The actor’s brother is accused by his sister-in-law of allegedly harassing her and outraging her modesty.
The HC said the “informant’s story appears to be doubtful”. Justice Sarang Kotwal on October 28 granted pre-arrest bail on a PR bond of Rs 25,000 in connection with the FIR which also accused him of criminal intimidation.
The FIR was lodged on July 18. The woman has accused her brother-in-law of making “indecent remarks” and allegedly posting a morphed photo of her on a website. The man said he had paid her over Rs 1.8 crore and when he asked for his money, she lodged the complaint.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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