As per the latest reports, popular choreographer Ganesh Acharya has been charged with sexual harassment, stalking, and voyeurism by the Mumbai Police in a case filed by one of his co-dancers in 2020. A police officer said they have filed a charge sheet against Ganesh Acharya under multiple sections related to harassment, and criminal intimidation. The Mumbai Police has not only filed a charge sheet against the dancer but has also booked his assistant.
Oshiwara police officer Sandeep Shinde has investigated the complaint and revealed that the charge sheet was recently filed in the court of a metropolitan magistrate concerned at Andheri. Reportedly, Ganesh Acharya and his assistant have been charged under sections 354-a (sexual harassment), 354-c (voyeurism ), 354-d (stalking), 509 (insulting the modesty of any woman), 323 (causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention to commit an offence) of the Indian Penal Code. ALSO READ: Ganesh Acharya Opens Up On Choreographing 'Oo Antava' For Allu Arjun And Samantha Ruth Prabhu: 'They Rehearsed It For Two Days And Did Justice To The Song'
For the unversed, Ganesh Acharya had been accused of sexual harassment by his co-workers. His co-dancer alleged that Ganesh started harassing her after she turned down his sexual advances. She also accused him of making lewd comments about her, showing her porn movie, and molesting her. In her complaint, the woman had said that back in 2019, Ganesh had asked her to have sex with him if she wants to succeed in the industry. When she refused it, six months later, the Indian Film and Television Choreographers Association terminated her membership.
However, Ganesh Acharya had earlier denied all these accusations levelled against him and called them “false and baseless.”
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