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Mumbai court directs police to investigate molestation accusation against Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw was not included in Delhi Capitals' (DC) playing XI during the team's season opener against Punjab Kings (PBKS). He was asked to open in the game against Chennai Super Kings and the right-hander scored a quick-fire 43 off 27 balls in Delhi's 20-run win.

Kumar Rupesh Written By: Kumar Rupesh @afiestysoul New Delhi Updated on: April 04, 2024 10:25 IST
Prithvi Shaw.
Image Source : PTI Prithvi Shaw.

A court in Mumbai has asked the police to take cognizance of social media influencer Sapna Gill's complaint of molestation against India cricketer and a member of Delhi Capitals, Prithvi Shaw.

However, the court dismissed Sapna's plea, requesting action against the police for not filing an FIR (First Information Report) against the Delhi Capitals opener based on her complaint.

The Metropolitan Magistrate SC Tayde has urged the police to submit the report of its investigation by June 19.

For the unversed, Gill had accused Shaw of molesting her at a pub in the suburban area of Andheri (Mumbai). However, Shaw vehemently denied the allegations.

The social media influencer, who is currently on bail, was taken into police custody after an attack on the Mumbai cricketer. The brawl happened over an argument related to clicking selfies.

Following her bail, Gill went to the Airport police station in Andheri to lodge a complaint against the 24-year-old for alleged molestation.

After being denied the FIR, she moved to the magistrate court.

In her complaint against Shaw and his friend Ashish Yadav, filed with the help of advocate Ali Kaashif Khan Desh, the social media influencer tried to get the FIR registered under IPL sections 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 354 (molestation) and 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means).

Contrary to Sapna's claim, the police had mentioned that it did not find any evidence that could suggest that Shaw had molested her.

After the examination of the CCTV footage of the incident, the police could confirm that Sapna was seen chasing Prithvi's car with a baseball bat in her hand and that she had broken the glass of his car. Even the witnesses confirmed that no one had molested Sapna, the police had mentioned in a statement.

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