MUMBAI: A police complaint against Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was registered on Sunday by a woman claiming she had been physically assaulted by the actor.
Heena Sheikh, 24-year-old daughter of Soni Dandekar chairperson of a housing society in Mumbai where the actor resides, filed the complaint at a local police station stating she was manhandled by Nawazuddin’s bodyguards.
She alleged that the actor pushed her and behaved inappropriately during a dispute over parking space.
“I have been living here since 1994 and he shifted here just a year back and he has taken over the parking slot,” Soni told local news agency.
“We sent him many notices and even told him ‘you are the flat owner, but this outside property is not yours’, but he never acknowledged our complaints.
“Today, when my daughter went to click photographs of the parking slot captured by Nawazuddin, he along with his brother and staff manhandled her and pushed her. So we immediately went to the police station to file a complaint against him,” she said.
The assistant commissioner of police Arun Chavan revealed, “We registered a case against Nawazuddin under IPC section 354 (assault or criminal force on woman with intent to outrage her modesty) based on the complainant’s version. As of now we have not arrested any person, and are in the process of verifying the facts.”
However, Nawazuddin’s manager Anup Pandey has denied the incident saying there was no physical assault, just a verbal argument. He also said that the police has registered the complaint without verification.
“It is a false case. The case has been registered without investigation. It is a society issue which has been going on for a long time,” Anup told local news agency, an Indian news paper reported.
“There was an argument, but no hathaa-pai (exchange of physical blows) as claimed in the complaint. We will take the matter up,” he added.
Nawazuddin, who is all set to be seen in SRK-Mahira Khan starrer Raees, has yet to comment on the incident.