FIR filed against Ganesh Acharya for allegedly sexually harassing a woman

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An FIR has been filed against choreographer Ganesh Acharya in Amboli Police station for allegedly sexually harassing a woman. A few days ago, the 33-year-old assistant choreographer had come out in open and accused Acharya of forcing her to watch adult videos and asking for a commission in her income. She also alleged that Ganesh was using his influence to refrain her from getting work in the industry.

Additional Commissioner of Police (West) Manoj Sharma told PTI,“We have registered an FIR against Ganesh Acharya and two others and further investigation is underway.” In the FIR, Jayshree Kelkar and Preeti Lad, two of Ganesh’s assistant choreographers have also been named for beating up the complainant during a function of the Indian Film and Television Choreographer Association in Andheri on January 26.

A case has been registered under IPC sections 354-C (Watching, or capturing the image of a woman engaging in a private act), 354-A (sexual harassment), 354-D (stalking), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), said senior inspector Someshwar Kamthe of Amboli police station.

On the other hand, a few days back Ganesh in a press conference had denied all the allegations levelled against him. He has already submitted a written defamation complaint against the 33-year-old woman.

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