It was 17 years ago when the singer Mika Singh had kissed Rakhi Sawant on her birthday injuring her lips, later the actress filed an FIR claiming that the singer not only forcibly kissed her but also tried to molest her. However, in the said case, we see a new development when the singer had filed a plea in the Bombay High Court seeking to quash a molestation case filed against him by actor Rakhi Sawant. The case was filed in 2006 after Mika allegedly forcibly kissed Rakhi at a party. The development has once again brought the focus back on the issue of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.
According to the reports, Mika Singh’s plea claimed that he and the actress Rakhi have settled down things amicably and both are busy in their professional commitments. The singer, therefore, pleased the Bombay High Court having division bench of Justices AS Gadkari and PD Naik division bench of Justices AS Gadkari and PD Naik. Sawant’s lawyer also supported the plea stating that her client is not interested in pursuing the case and have settled her differences out of court. Thus the case should be brought down.
The incident had taken place at a birthday party of a Bollywood actress in 2006. Rakhi Sawant had accused Mika Singh of forcibly kissing her while coming to wish her. The incident had caused a huge uproar in the media, with many people calling for action against Mika Singh.
However, Mika Singh had denied the allegations at the time, stating that the incident was blown out of proportion and that he had not kissed Rakhi Sawant forcibly. The singer had also accused Rakhi Sawant of making false allegations against him for publicity.
The case had been filed under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The case was being heard in the Mumbai sessions court, and Mika Singh’s plea to quash the case has now been moved to the Bombay High Court.
The incident had also sparked a debate on the issue of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, with many people calling for stricter laws to protect women from harassment. The #MeToo movement, which gained momentum in India in 2018, had also highlighted the issue of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.
The latest development in the case has once again brought the issue of sexual harassment back into the limelight. The case highlights the need for stricter laws and better implementation of existing laws to protect women from harassment. The case also raises questions about the role of the media in such cases.