A molestation case has been filed against popular dancer and Dance India Dance season 1 winner Salman Yusuff Khan on January 30 at the Oshiwara Police Station. The victim, a dancer herself, alleged that Salman, along with his brother, tried to behave inappropriately with her on two separate occasions.
According to the FIR filed, the victim was approached by the dancer’s manager while she was in London for work in August 2018. Subsequently, she met Salman at a coffee shop in Oshiwara Andheri, where he offered her an opportunity to perform in Bollywood Park, Dubai with him.
The victim claimed that Salman “touched her inappropriately” on the day shewas offered the opportunity after he offered to drop her home. When she objected to Salman’s behaviour, the dancer, she said, claimed that such things happen in Bollywood.
The FIR filed by the victim further goes on to add that following the incident, she got a call from the dancer’s manager regarding the work and left for Dubai on August 20, along with her dance group.
The victim alleges that, while in Dubai, Salman asked her, on August 30, to accompany him to Bollywood park resort in Bahrain, for another show.
As soon as they reached the airport, Salman allegedly introduced her to his cousin brother, who, along with Salman, allegedly touched her inappropriately on their journey back to Dubai via car on November 3.
The victim alleged that Salman and his team harassed her and her troupe for days after the incident, and even threatened her with dire consequences. He allegedly forcefully made them terminate their contracts and on November 10 sent her and her troupe flight tickets back to Mumbai when they refused to budge.These incidents of harassment prompted the victim to file a case against the dancer and his brother.
Notably, Salman, who rose to fame for his participation in popular reality shows, has also had subsequent stints in Bollywood.
(With HT inputs)
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First Published: Feb 02, 2019 13:18 IST