Film director gets pre-arrest bail in case of assaulting Rakhi Sawant’s friend

MUMBAI: A special court on Tuesday granted pre-arrest bail till December 18 to a Bollywood film director after an FIR was registered against him for allegedly assaulting a female friend of actress Rakhi Sawant. Film director Sachendra Sharma filed for a pre-arrest bail in the special women’s court, public prosecutor Nilima Kasture told PTI.

“The court granted Sharma interim protection from arrest till December 18,” said Sharma’s lawyer Avinash Kumar Dubey. In his bail plea, the director has said that he has been implicated in the case and is in no way involved in it. The Santacruz police, in suburban Mumbai, had registered a case against director of soon-to-be released movie ‘Mumbai Can Dance Saala’ for assaulting Sawant’s friend.

According to the police, the incident had occurred a few days back at a posh hotel just before the music launch of the movie. The victim alleged that the director had assaulted her just before the event. Sharma was booked on the charge of molestation and voluntarily causing hurt under Indian Penal Code.