New Delhi, August 2
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken cognisance of a case towards a person and his firm for allegedly blackmailing and sexually assaulting numerous girls on the pretext of modelling alternatives. NCW has additionally issued notices to some Bollywood celebrities named within the grievance filed by a social activist.
Taking cognisance of the state of affairs, the NCW has scheduled a digital listening to presided by its chairperson on August 6.
“The NCW has taken cognizance of your case and accordingly have decided to conduct a virtual hearing in this matter. The Commission has also issued notices to the celebrities named by you,” the Commission stated in a letter addressed to the complainant Yogita Bhayana.
People Against Rape in India (PARI) founder Yogita Bhayana who has filed the stated grievance has named numerous Bollywood celebrities, together with Mahesh Bhatt, Sonu Sood, Urvashi Rautela , Mouni Roy , Rannvijay Singh, Prince Narula and Esha Gupta.
According to the grievance, one Sunny Verma, promoter of IMG Ventures, has been blackmailing and sexually assaulting variety of girls on the pretext of modelling alternatives. “Number of TV and film actors are also promoting his company in a video advertisement,” Bhayana’s grievance stated.
The grievance mentions that to make it look real, his firm has additionally been taking an entry payment of Rs 2,950. Once the women apply, they’re alluded by the feminine accomplices of Sunny Verma to submit their nude photos in an effort to get the higher rating within the contest.
“After receiving the nude pictures and sometimes even before, Sunny used to get in touch with the girls to push them for completely nude pictures and videos. He also used to allude as well as threaten them to submit to his sexual desires if they were interested in modelling as a career or wish to win the contest,” the grievance stated.
The grievance claimed that after Sunny used to established bodily relationship with the women, he used to blackmail them for normal sexual favours and many women from throughout the nation have suffered sexual and psychological assault from Sunny and his accomplices.
In her grievance, Bhayana stated, “I have now received several letters, texts and audio clips from several girls as proof of this modus operandi by Sunny Verma and IMG. The girls have written in detail about sexual harassment under the condition that their names and identity will not be revealed. They have also shared their chat screen shots and audio call records with Sunny Verma. The chats are full of demands of sexual favours from Sunny Verma.” “We request NCW to take cognisance of our complaint and take appropriate action against Sunny Verma, his female accomplices, the partners of the company as well as against the Bollywood stars who are promoting IMG Ventures in spite of knowing everything,” it stated.–IANS