A television actress has filed a police complaint alleging that a renowned celebrity cosmetic and plastic surgeon in Mumbai, has molested her.
The Forty two year-old actress, the complainant, is going through a troubled marriage and is fighting a divorce case in the family court which is still pending.
Meanwhile, the doctor (Dr. Viral Desai), has pleaded in his anticipatory bail Application, a copy of which is with this correspondent, he has contended that they had a consensual relationship while vehemently denying rape charge. He further claimed that it’s a relationship gone sour and she was trying to extort huge amount of money to not file this false complaint.
Explaining the same before the court, Dr Desai through his document said, “No where in the FIR has the complainant stated that she resisted when the applicant (doctor) had allegedly forced himself upon her. This shows that it was consensual act and that the entire FIR is an afterthought.”
The copy further states that the two had met a several number of times at various place. “It is the case of the complainant herself that all the staff at the doctor’s house as well as at his clinic are well-familiar with her and that the two have travelled together on several occasions. This clearly shows the nature of relationship among them, and thus the evidence referred, thus makes it clear that the FIR has been filed without merits,” the copy reads.
The court has him granted interim protection till September 5 and asked the investigating police officer not to take any coercive action against the petitioner.
The complainant has charged the doctor of sexually assaulting her on the 9th of August when she went to his clinic.
The doctor, on the other hand, has alleged that he had a Love affair with the complainant since last few years and they were having consensual physical relations at various hotels and at his clinic on a number of occasions. He has filed photographs in the court to show how intimate they were and also produced WhatsApp chats to show that they were in a relationship and this has happened several times at the behest of complainant herself. Even after the alleged incident of rape they went together for dinner from his clinic and had chats with her on a regular basis.
Dr Desai has submitted proofs to show that they were in love with each other and that he has submitted the names of the hotels, photographs, chats and CCTV footage.