Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya booked for assaulting a woman

Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya again landed himself into legal soup. The singer was charged for abusing and harassing a woman during a telephonic conversation. FIR was lodged against Abhijeet at Amoli police station, Mumbai. The woman alleged that Abhijit used derogatory words while talking to her over phone.

Abhijeet was booked under section 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 506 (Criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The singer and the woman got into brawl over some drilling work in the society. “The woman had an argument with the singer over some drilling work being done in the society. She claims that she was abused by him. We have registered a case and will be investigating the case further,” the police told the Hindustan Times.

However, Abhijeet has denied the allegations against him.

Instead, he blamed the woman for threatening him in order to extort money from him. 

“She has been threatening me and others to extort money. I have given a commercial place on rent. My tenants were getting some work done, and she objected to it. Being the owner of the place, I intervened in it," the singer said. 

According to police, they are investigating the case.

This is not the only case registered against the singer. In 2016, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Preeti Kumar Menon mentioned his name in the FIR for involving in an ugly verbal spat with a woman journalist on Twitter.

In 2015, he was booked by the Oshiwara police for reportedly mistreating a woman at one of Lokhandwala’s Durga Puja pandals.