Veteran actor Jeetendra has been accused of sexual assault on his cousin, in 1971, when he was 28 years old and she was 18. The complaint has been lodged in Director General of Police, Himachal Pradesh, and according to it, the sexual assault took place in Shimla, when the actor invited her on the set of the film he was shooting, and then he got drunk, went to his room, slipped on the twin beds and sexually assaulted her. As of now, an FIR report has not been logged, as it is necessary that the person has to sign on the complaint that he or she is making.
Jeentendra, on the other hand, has denied the charges, and through his lawyer, Rizwan Siddiquee, stated that the accusations are ridiculous. The full statement is: “Foremost, my client specifically and categorically denies any such incident. Besides even otherwise such baseless, ridiculous and fabricated claims cannot be entertained by any Court of law or the law enforcement agencies after a span of almost 50 years.”
“The Statute has provided a justice delivery system through the Courts, and the Limitation Act 1963 was specifically enacted to ensure that all genuine complaints are made within a maximum time limit of three years, so that a proper investigation is carried out and timely justice is delivered.”
“In any event the timing of this baseless complaint seems to be nothing but a miserable effort made by a jealous competitor to disrupt the business activities of my client and his esteemed company. Such efforts are therefore in all fairness treated with the contempt it truly deserves.”