Bollywood’s renowned playback singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya who has to his list some memorable hit songs like Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Mein….; Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha….; Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon… Suno Na Suno Na…… has accused ‘Anti-Hindu’ forces behind the alleged charges of molestation that have been filed against him by a woman during the Durga Pooja in Mumbai.
According to reports the Durga Pooja Pandal at Lokhandwala in Mumbai's Andheri suburb was jam packed as popular Bollywood singer Kailash Kher was performing. Abhijeet Bhattacharya being one of the orgainsers of the pooja was keeping a hawk eye to maintain peace and avoid chaos.
However due to overcrowding a lady (who was invitee) got excited when Kailash Kher began his performance. Being short in height she stood up her seat to take a clear glimpse of the singer. As a result she blocked the view of the stage for the people sitting behind in rows, who made uproar.
Abhijeet Bhattacharya, who was around tried to move the lady aside but she raised hue and cry over alleging Abhijeet trying to molest her by touching her inappropriately.
Oshiwara police station's Senior Inspector Subhash Khanvilkar informed media, “On the basis of the victim's complaint, an offence under IPC sections of 354 (a) (sexual harassment), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 34 was registered against the singer.”
Denying the molestation charges Abhijeet Bhattacharya claimed, “We were aware of anti Hindu forces/ terrorist threats and sabotage of this Hindu Durga Puja and that is working well for them."
It may be remembered earlier Abhijeet Bhattacharya had supported the Shiv Sena ban on Pakistani artists and termed them 'dengue artists'.