Kolkata: P.C. Sorcar, famed magician and BJP candidate from West Bengal's Barasat, is facing a case of sexual harassment pending against him.
Famed magician and BJP candidate P.C. Sorcar. File Pic
Sorcar has been accused of "physical contact and advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures, and making sexually coloured remarks" under section 354 A of the Indian Penal Code. The case is now pending before a court in North 24 Parganas district.
The offence carries a maximum punishment of rigorous imprisonment of three years.
Sorcar also possesses assets worth over Rs.3.4 crore, according to an affidavit filed by him at the time of filing his nomination papers.
His annual income in 2012-13 stood in excess of Rs.16 lakh and he possesses moveable assets in excess of Rs.82 lakh, including over Rs.5.50 lakh worth of gold. He owns two motor vehicles which are value at more than Rs.20 lakh.
His immoveable assets, including a 2,500-square-feet residential building in Kolkata, are worth over Rs.2.64 crore while he has Rs.8.50 lakh as liabilities.
His wife is also a professional magician with an annual income of more than Rs.3.63 lakh. She owns moveable assets worth over Rs.43 lakh while her immoveable assets are valued in excess of Rs.31.80 lakh.