Molestation on flight : Kashmir’s Zaira likely to withdraw case against accused

Jaipur: Actress Zaira Wasim during a press conference organised to promote her upcoming film "Secret Superstar" in Jaipur, on Oct 14, 2017. (Photo: Ravi Shankar Vyas/IANS)

ore than a month after a 39-year-old man was accused of molesting a minor Bollywood actor on board an Air Vistara flight, the actor might withdraw the case against the accused.

On December 9, 2017, Vikas Sachdev, a Mumbai-based businessman, was booked under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC, and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act after a statement by the actor accused Sachdev of molesting her. He was later granted bail by a Mumbai court.

The accused has been named and shamed in the act. In the past few days, a few people reached out to us to know the status of the case and she has expressed that she would be happy to pardon him, said a member of her team, adding: The actor was in deep shock and in a dilemma after the incident. She does not want to punish the accused for what has happened and wants to give him a chance to rectify the mistake.

The actor had shared her ordeal in a series of Instagram posts, which are now deleted. The airline did not want to comment on the issue.

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