Bollywood actor Inder Kumar Saraf, arrested for allegedly raping a 23-year-old model on pretext of getting roles in movies, was on Monday granted bail.
The 40-year-old actor was produced before a sessions court that granted him bail on a Rs 30,000 bond.
Inder Kumar was under sections 376 (rape), 324 (causing grievous hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code on April 25.
Inder Kumar being produced in court. File Pic
"The victim alleged she had been sexually assaulted twice in three days by Inder Kumar, who promised her lead roles in Bollywood movies," Additional Police Commissioner Milind Bharambe had said at the time of his arrest.
The victim had also claimed that she had been thrashed and hit with a beer bottle by the actor.
She had burn wounds on her body indicating that the actor burnt her with his cigarettes, Versova police said.
The actor has worked in Bollywood movies 'Wanted', 'Maa Tujhhe Salaam', 'Baaghi', 'Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi' and 'Masoom', among others.
During the interrogation, Saraf, however, claimed he had consensual sex with the woman, police said.
The actor has a troubled relationship with his wife due to which the couple are living separately in the same building.
According to police, the actor and his wife had heated arguments over several issues earlier following which she had been to police station also complaining against Saraf.
At the time of his arrest, Inder Kumar had said, “The girl is a struggler and not to be given any importance. I was on 'hi and bye' terms with her. In fact she and my wife Pallavi had a big fight. I have sorted things out with my wife and she is with me. The girl has gone and filed a complaint, but what she is saying is untrue.”
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