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Posted at: May 15, 2019, 2:53 PM; last updated: May 15, 2019, 4:43 PM (IST)

Charges, counter charges in Kangana's 'assault' case against Pancholi

Charges, counter charges in Kangana's 'assault' case against Pancholi
After the allegations, Pancholi filed a defamation case against Ranaut.

Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, May 15 

The fight between actors Aditya Pancholi and Kangana Ranaut has turned very ugly. According to media reports, Kangana’s sister, Rangoli Chandel, has filed a complaint at the Versova police station, saying her sister was exploited and abused by actor Aditya Pancholi at least a decade ago. 

Pancholi, countered the complaint with another application in the same police station, stating Ranaut’s lawyer threatened to file a rape case against him.

“We have asked both of them to record their statements. We will conduct an inquiry before registering an FIR,” said a senior officer from the police station.

For the ones unaware, Kangana through several interviews in 2017 had accused the 'Race 2' actor of sexually and physically abusing her when she was new to the film industry. 

She added that he kept her locked in the house, and that she had to escape by jumping off the first-floor window.

After the allegations, Pancholi filed a defamation case against Ranaut.

Pancholi said on Tuesday reacting to the defamation case, "Kangana, Rangoli and their lawyer, Rizwan Siddique, decided to file the complaint. Siddique even threatened me with a rape case on January 6, 2019”.

Pancholi claimed he had a number of videos and phone recordings that purportedly show Siddique threatening him. His statement was recorded on Sunday. “I submitted my application with the police against Siddique, Kangana and Rangoli earlier this month. I have submitted the video in the police station and court. Rape is the worst kind of crime that can happen [to any woman],” he said.

When approached for a comment, Siddique said the complaint submitted by them at Versova police station was confidential and he could not speak about it. Rangoli said: “I don’t want to talk about the complaint right now”.

Sources say, Rangoli filed her complaint last month, she added that Pancholi’s wife, actor Zarina Wahab, was aware of about the also incidents between Ranaut and Pancholi.

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