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Ganesh Acharya granted bail by Mumbai court docket in sexual harassment case

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Bollywood choreographer Ganesh Acharya was granted bail in a sexual harassment case by a Mumbai court docket on Thursday.

A Justice of the Peace’s court docket in Mumbai on Thursday granted bail to choreographer Ganesh Acharya in a sexual harassment case. A case had been registered towards the choreographer at suburban Amboli police station in February 2020 for allegedly beating up an assistant choreographer. The complainant additionally alleged that Ganesh Acharya compelled her to observe pornographic movies at any time when she went to satisfy him at his workplace in 2009-10, including that he had carried out the identical to different girls. In April this 12 months, Mumbai Police had charged Ganesh with sexual harassment and voyeurism amongst different fees. Additionally learn: Police cost choreographer Ganesh Acharya with harassment, stalking, voyeurism

Ganesh Acharya has by no means been arrested within the case. He was granted bail after he appeared earlier than the Justice of the Peace’s court docket on Thursday. The complainant has alleged that he, together with two others, had assaulted her throughout a perform of the Indian Movie and Tv Choreographers Affiliation in Andheri on January 26, 2020. She additionally added complaints about sexual harassment that had occurred prior to now.

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Primarily based on the grievance, the police registered a case underneath sections 354-A (sexual harassment), 354-C (watching, or capturing the picture of a girl partaking in a non-public act), 354-D (stalking), 506 (felony intimidation) and 509 (phrase, gesture or act meant to insult the modesty of a girl) of the IPC towards Ganesh Acharya. The choreographer has denied all of the allegations.

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Ganesh Acharya, 51, began his profession as an assistant to choreographer Kamalji within the early Nineties. He labored in his first movie Anaam in 1992 however gained widespread fame and recognition for his work on the music Badi Mushkil from Lajja in 2001. In 2007, he turned director along with his maiden challenge Swami, starring Manoj Bajpai and Juhi Chawla. He has additionally acted in numerous movies, most notably because the villain within the 2012 movie Rowthiram.

(With PTI inputs)

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