In a significant development, an FIR has been registered against Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah producer Asit Modi and team members for alleged sexual harassment. The Mumbai Police took swift action after a complaint was filed by a popular actress associated with the show, making serious accusations against the accused.
According to reports, the city police conducted a preliminary investigation and subsequently registered an FIR under sections 354 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code. These sections pertain to assault or criminal force on a woman with intent to outrage her modesty and acts intended to insult the modesty of a woman, respectively.
The complainant, who has chosen to remain anonymous for privacy reasons, revealed that she had been a part of the TV serial for 15 years. The alleged incidents of sexual harassment reportedly occurred between 2021 and 2023, although specific details of the incidents have not been disclosed.
This development follows the statement given by former Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actress Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal to the Mumbai Police regarding her own allegations of sexual harassment against producer Asit Kumar Modi. The cumulative weight of these allegations has raised concerns about the work environment within the popular television show. The authorities will now delve deeper into the matter to ensure a thorough investigation and appropriate action.
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