Mumbai Police on Monday arrested National Award winning filmmaker Subhash Kapoor who is accused of molestation by actress Geetika Tyagi. That’s right! Jolly LLB Director Arrested!
According to the police, a constable was posted outside the Subhash’s , who was supposedly out of town, and was to be arrested upon return.
But Kapoor was aware of this and directly came to the police station on Monday morning accompanied by his lawyer. He was immediately arrested and produced in the Andheri court.
“We asked for police custody, but the court sent him to a 14-day judicial custody,” a police officer said.
The director’s lawyer then applied for bail which the court granted him, for a surety of Rs.10,000.
Soon, National Commission of Women had written to Commissioner of Police, Rakesh Maria, asking him to explain why 3 of the 4 charges (304, 304A, 304B, 501) against the director were dropped and only the bailable section, 304, was retained.
The controversy had started when Geetika, posted a link to a video which featured Kapoor, his wife, “Aurangzeb” director Atul Sabharwal, and her in the midst of a confrontation, apparently about Kapoor having sexually abused Geetika. Kapoor purportedly says in the video that he is ashamed of what happened between the two, and is ready to face the consequences. His wife adds that their life is ruined because of the said event and her priority now is to safeguard her son. The video ends with Tyagi slapping Kapoor, as Kapoor’s wife sits by the table.
In her first interview to a prominent media house after the video was posted, Geetika said, “It is gratifying to shame the perpetrator. Subhash had called me a 100 times pleading with me not to go to the cops.”
“I’m relieved that he’s been finally arrested. But had I known about the arrest, my lawyer would have opposed his bail application. But I’m sure he will be convicted after the trial.”, said Geetika on Monday.