Bombay HC stays proceedings against Vijay Raaz in sexual harassment case

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The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has stayed the proceedings against vijay raaz in the alleged sexual harassment case filed against him. The HC has directed that all the proceedings pending before the Magistrate Court at Gondia district against Raaz be stayed.

According to a report by Times of India, a division bench comprising justices Zaka Haq and Amit Borka said, “By an interim order, it is directed that the proceedings of regular criminal case pending before the second joint civil judge of junior division and judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) in Gondia shall stand stayed till further orders.”

 

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An FIR was registered against Raaz on November 3, 2020, at the Ramnagar police station of Gondia and the actor had filed a petition seeking quashing and setting aside the said FIR. The actor was said to have allegedly molested a female crew member on the sets of the film Sherni. In an interview with Bombay Times, Vijay had said, “I am all for an investigation by the authorities. However, to ostracise me, suspend and terminate my services from my forthcoming films even before any sort of investigation is shocking. I have no words to express. It’s a very dangerous place to be in. I have been working in the film industry for 23 years!”

The Lootcase actor further added, “People are bound to make judgments without hearing the other side of the story. No matter what the outcome of this case, aap pe ek thappa lag jaata hai. I have been announced guilty even before the investigation. My right to earn a livelihood is badly affected. Am I not the victim here? My old father who lives in Delhi, also has to face society and so does my young daughter.”

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