Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's friends and actor Inder Kumar Saraf, arrested for allegedly raping a 23-year-old model on pretext of getting roles in movies, has been remanded in police custody for four days.
The 40-year-old actor was produced before a Bandra Magisterial Court that remanded him in police custody till April 30.
Saraf was arrested yesterday after the victim, who is his girlfriend, alleged that the actor had sexually assaulted her since Wednesday night at his suburban Andheri apartment before she escaped from his flat on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday after being held captive, police said.
The victim also claimed she had been thrashed and hit with a beer bottle by Saraf. She had burn wounds on her body indicating that the actor burnt her with his cigarettes, Versova police said.
The actor has worked in Bollywood movies 'Wanted', 'Maa Tujhhe Salaam', 'Baaghi', 'Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi' and 'Masoom', among others.
During the interrogation, Saraf, however, claimed he had consensual sex with the woman, police said.
As per the complaint from the victim yesterday, the actor was booked under sections 376 (Punishment for Rape), 324 (causing grievous hurt), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (2)(criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the police said.
The actor has a troubled relationship with his wife due to which the couple are living separately in the same building.
According to police, the actor and his wife had heated arguments over several issues earlier following which she had been to police station also complaining against Saraf.