Mumbai: In a fresh development in an alleged rape case of a model registered against T-Series chairman and Bollywood producer Bhushan Kumar, local Amboli Police have lodged a complaint for extortion against the model and a local political leader.
Police said an FIR has been registered against Mallikarjun Pujari, leader of Rashtriya Swabhiman Sanghatna, and the model who levelled the allegations against Kumar.
Investigation was going on but no arrests has been made so far, police added.
Yesterday T-series issued an official statement."The complaint filed against Mr. Bhushan Kumar is completely false and malicious and the contents of the same are denied. It has been falsely alleged that the lady in question was sexually exploited between 2017 to 2020 on the pretext of giving her work. It is a matter of record that she has already worked for T-Series banner in Film and music videos.
Around March 2021 she approached Mr. Bhushan Kumar seeking help to fund one of the web-series which she wanted to produce, which was politely refused. Thereafter, In June 2021 after the lifting of lockdown in Maharashtra she started approaching T-Series banner in collusion with her accomplice demanding huge sum of money as extortion amount. Consequently, a complaint was filled by T-Series banner against the attempted extortion at with police at Amboli police station on 1st July 2021. We also have evidence in the form of audio recording for the extortion attempt and the same shall be provided to investigating agency. The present complaint filed by her is nothing but a counter blast to the complaint filed against her and her accomplice for the offence of extortion.
We are in the process of consulting our lawyers in this regard and will take appropriate legal action."