Actor Meera Chopra filed an FIR against interior designer Rajinder Dewan, who was working on her new house in Andheri, Mumbai, two months ago. She accused him of attacking her and even pushing her out of her own house. In a social media post on Tuesday, Meera pointed out the issues with respect to women’s safety and tagged the Chief Minister's Office.
Meera wrote, "#womansafety should be the utmost priority where you live, but then why do law makers shy away from taking action? A girl living alone should be protected anyhow (sic)."
#womansafety should be the utmost priority where you live, but then why does law makers shy away frm taking action?— meera chopra (@MeerraChopra) October 12, 2021
A girl living alone should be protected anyhow. @CMOMaharashtra @rautsanjay61 @AUThackeray https://t.co/nsYKPmLolE
Now, in an interview, Meera has spoken about the support she has received on social media and shared how no action was taken against the interior designer. “I filed an FIR against him nearly two months ago, yet no action has been taken against him. These people should be answerable to lawmakers and society. If nobody questions them then it only encourages them to do it over and over again,” Meera Chopra told Bombay Times.
Meera shared the details about her agreement with the interior designer, and said, “I appointed this interior designer to do up my house in Mumbai. We planned the house interiors for Rs 17 lakh. I paid him Rs 8 lakh in advance as I was leaving for a shoot for 12 days and he promised me that in my absence he would finish a good amount of work.”
“When I came back, I was unhappy with his work. When I pointed it out to him he got aggressive. I asked him to return my money and stop the work. I am sure he only utilised Rs 1.5 lakhs for my house work, and so, I asked him to return the rest but he refused. It is only after this that I lodged an FIR against him," she added.
An FIR was lodged against Rajendra Dewan under Sections 354 (outraging a woman's modesty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 506 (2) (criminal intimidation) and 509 (insulting modesty of a woman) of the IPC, an ETimes report said.
Meera mentioned that she took to social media since police were unable to take any action.
“I approached the police regarding this and now I have taken to social media. I am not going to stop until some action is taken against him," she added.
Meanwhile, another report suggests that after Meera Chopra discontinued the interior designer’s services, he has disappeared and not returned the balance amount.
Image Source: Instagram/meerachopra