Singer Ankit Tiwari and brother acquitted in 2014 rape case


Bollywood singer Ankit Tiwari and his brother Ankur Tiwari have been acquitted in 2014 rape case. A 28-year-old woman filed FIR against Ankur Tiwari. The complainant said that Ankur had raped her several times between 2012 and 2013 on the pretext of marrying her while Ankit’s brother threatened her.

“I feel relaxed” is the first thing that singer Ankit Tiwari says when he was asked about his acquittal in a rape case. He was acquitted by a session court in Mumbai on Thursday. When the woman filed the complaint, on May 2014, Ankit was arrested on May 8 in Versova, Mumbai. 

The singer-composer was hopeful that he would get justice and truth will win. He said that he did not tell his side of the story because he waited for the verdict to come out.

“Initially, jab bhi mauka mila toh laga mein media aur fans sey baat karoon aur bataoon apni baat, but I thought let the verdict come out, or else you never know… some wouldn’t have believed me. I always had faith in the Indian judicial system. I’m feeling relieved after the [verdict]. Also, I never let it affect my work,” says Ankit.

Ankit Tiwari is thankful to the industry for believing in him and standing by his side. Ankit said, “When family, friends, fans and the people in your professional life are supportive, it helps. I was lucky that way. I met Mahesh [Bhatt] saab yesterday, and he in his own style of congratulating me, said, ‘Aap sidhe log ho, mujhe pata tha aap ke saath sahi hoga.’ Tigmanshu Dhulia and Anubhav Sinha ney bhi good wishes bheje,” says Ankit.

Following the verdict, he has been receiving wishes from people via social media.“The most important person was my mother (Suman Tiwari). She believed in me and, after yesterday, I proved to be her rightful son,” says Ankit gladly.