Director Subhash Kapoor arrested in molestation case, later released on bail

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Mumbai: Film director Subhash Kapoor, best known for his Arshad Warsi-starrer Jolly LLB, was arrested on Monday evening on charges of molestation.

Model/actor Geetika Tyagi had earlier accussed Kapoor of molesting her at her residence in suburban Versova.

"Film director Subhash Kapoor was arrested in connection with the molestation case filed against him by actress Geetika Tyagi on April 14 this year," said Assistant Police Commissioner Samadhan Dhanedhar. Subhash Kapoor was produced before an Andheri court which granted him bail, the officer said, adding that Kapoor's associate Danish Raza, who is said to be scriptwriter, is still wanted in this case.

Tyagi had filed a complaint against Kapoor at Versova Police Station in April alleging that he and his associate Danish had in May 2012 come to her residence and inappropriately touched her.

Tyagi claimed Kapoor was under the influence of alcohol at the time of incident, police said. The actress also alleged that Kapoor defamed her using various media platforms over a period of time, police said.

The duo was accordingly booked under IPC sections 354 (outraging a woman's modesty), 501 (Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention).

Following the probe, Kapoor was held while Danish is absconding. Geetika Tyagi has acted in films such as Aatma, What The Fish and One by Two.

In an exclusive video shared by Geetika Tyagi with Headlines Today, the accused Subhash Kapoor is seen admitting to the fact that he has abused Geetika. The video was reportedly taken on the day the crime took place (31st May, 2012).  PTI

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