Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasmah | Mumbai Police register FIR against ‘Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah’ producer Asit Kumarr Modi, 2 others on actor’s complaint of sexual harassment
According to a police official, an FIR has been registered against Asit Kumarr Modi, the producer of the popular television show “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah,” and two others after a female actor filed a complaint of sexual harassment. The FIR was filed on Monday evening at Powai police station under sections 354A (sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.
The show’s operation head and executive producer have also been named in the FIR. Last month, the actor filed a complaint of sexual harassment with the police and the National Commission for Women. The producer denied the allegations, stating that the actor was released from the show due to misbehavior.
Following the complaint, an investigation was launched, and those named in the FIR were questioned. The actor claimed that the producer had sexually harassed her on various occasions over the last few years. “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah,” which premiered in 2008, is one of India’s longest-running sitcoms, featuring popular actors such as Dilip Joshi, Munmun Dutta, and Mandar Chandwadkar.
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The Mumbai Police have registered an FIR against TV show “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah” producer Asit Kumarr Modi and two others following a complaint of sexual harassment by a woman actor, a police official said on Tuesday.
The FIR was lodged at Powai police station on Monday evening under Indian Penal Code Sections 354A (sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), he said.
It also named the show’s operation head and executive producer, the official said.
Last month, the actor approached the police and the National Commission for Women with her complaint alleging sexual harassment, he said.
The producer had denied the allegations, claiming the actor was let go from the show due to misbehaviour.
An inquiry was initiated following the complaint and the persons named in it were also questioned, the official said.
The actor alleged the producer “sexually harassed” her on multiple occasions over the last few years.
“Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah”, which started airing in 2008, is one of the longest-running sitcoms in Indian television history. It also features popular actors Dilip Joshi, Munmun Dutta and Mandar Chandwadkar.
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