Bollywood actress Sana Khan and her boyfriend Ismail Khan were on Wednesday arrested after a woman charged them with molestation and criminal intimidation, police said.
"Sana Khan, Ismail Khan and their servant Ramu Kanojia were arrested under IPC sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) following a complaint by a woman, named Poonam Khanna," said Amboli police station's senior inspector Ramesh Khadtare.
They were later produced before a court which granted them bail, the officer said.
According to the police, Sana Khan, who had appeared in Salman Khan-starrer 'Jai Ho' and was also a part of reality TV show Bigg Boss in 2012, and her boyfriend Ismail threatened Khanna on October 21 over a newspaper article.
Khanna alleged that they twisted her hands and touched her inappropriately. The duo suspected that she had leaked
some information to the media which led to publication of the article.
Sana Khan's beau Ismail Khan
"The incident took place outside a hospital in Andheri. The victim had gone to the hospital for check-up. Ramu
approached her and dragged her outside the hospital where Sana and Ismail misbehaved with her and threatened her," Khadtare said.
Khanna, whose family reportedly has Bollywood links, approached the police yesterday. "She claimed she had to undergo a treatment at the hospital due to health problems and hence she could not register the complaint immediately," said Khadtare.
Ismail was in news recently for attacking actor Sahil Khan at a gym over the same article. Ismail suspected Sahil's
role too in leaking the information.
The article had questioned the anticipatory bail granted to Sana in a 2013 kidnapping case. In May last year, Sana had been charged with attempted abduction of a 15-year-old girl or rejecting her cousin's marriage proposal. Neighbouring Navi Mumbai police had arrested Sana's cousin Naved Khan and his three friends, but Sana secured anticipatory bail.