By Reuters Staff. MUMBAI Reuters - Indian police have filed a sexual assault case against an airline passenger after a year-old Bollywood actress said the male passenger had molested her during a New Delhi-Mumbai flight, police said on Monday.
A special court ordered police to detain the passenger for interrogation until Wednesday, when the case will be heard next. It can take months for formal charges to be filed in India.
Zaira Wasim, the actress, was seen sobbing in a video she posted on Instagram after getting off a Vistara flight. She alleged Lonely seeking hot sex Somerset was attacked by the passenger seated behind her. Police have registered a case against a man identified as Vikas Sachdeva, under Section - for assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty - and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, a Mumbai police control room official said.
Vistara is tly owned by Tata and Singapore Airlines. Neither Sachdeva or his lawyers could be reached for comment.
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She accused Wasim of having made the allegations for publicity. A spokeswoman for the airline said it had provided details to the police and aviation authorities and its senior management had flown to Mumbai to assist Wasim in the investigation.
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