Printed: August 13, 2020 1:13:32 am
Actor Sooraj Pancholi and oldsters of Disha Salian have filed separate complaints with the Mumbai Police in opposition to small-time actor Puneet Vashisht, accusing him of posting defamatory content material on his Fb account in mild of the deaths of Sushant Singh Rajput and Salian, who had briefly labored with the actor.
In his criticism filed on Friday, Pancholi has reproduced a June 30 Fb submit of Vashisht, through which he has linked the actor to the 2 suicides that occurred in June. Within the submit, Vashisht has talked about defamatory issues about Pancholi, Salian, and some different Bollywood actors.
On July 2, Vashisht edited the submit and added “forwarded” earlier than it, indicating that it was despatched by another person, stated police. The submit can nonetheless be seen on his account and has been shared a number of instances.
In his criticism, Pancholi has stated within the first week of July, his pals knowledgeable him concerning the submit. “Mischievous tales are planted in social media by Mr Puneet Vashisht and bigger organised crime syndicate,” it learn.
“The police ought to ask them to obtain proof for his or her idea and if they don’t have any, motion must be taken,” it added.
Senior Inspector Rajendra Thakur of Versova police station stated: “We’ve obtained the criticism and are conducting an inquiry.” The second criticism, filed by Salian’s mother and father at Malwani police station final week, accused Vashisht of tarnishing their daughter’s status. “The household has stated Vashisht put up defamatory posts in opposition to her on his Fb,” stated an officer.
The officer added that up to now, it has been discovered that Vashisht’s submit was shared extensively not solely on Fb however throughout different social media platforms, giving rise to conspiracy theories.
No FIR has been registered by the police but into each complaints.
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