Shahrukh Khan’s driver sent to police custody till July 1

Superstar Shahrukh Khan’s rapist driver named Pintoo Mishra has been sent to police custody till July 1st. He has been accused of raping veteran actress Sangeeta Bijlani’s maid servant.

The accused has been booked under IPC sections 376 for rape, 506 (2) for criminal intimidation apart from provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

The Bandra police said that they are investigating the case and are in the process of gathering evidence and awaiting the 17-year-old victim's medical report.

The police said that Mishra raped the Latur native in a hotel at Nalasopara on June 20. He took the girl under his confidence and in the pretext of landing her a good job, he raped her. The girl is originally from Latur. Mishra also threatened to harm the victim's family if she opens her mouth. The victim went to her Kurla-based friend after which a complaint was registered on Wednesday and Mishra was subsequently arrested.

Senior Inspector, Bandra police R Dhavle said, "We will record statement of the security guard at the victim's employer's building who passed on the victim's number to Mishra. The victim had approached the security guard saying that she was looking for work. We will also record statements of staff at the Nalasopara hotel and will ask them to provide CCTV footage if the hotel is equipped with camera surveillance."

Mishra does not have past criminal record.  Mishra, a resident of Sakinaka has been working as Khan’s driver for the past seven years, and the victim has been working at Sangeeta Bijlani’s residence since November last year.