Dangal Girl “Zaira Wasim” Molested By a Mumbai Businessman on board a flight from Delhi to Mumbai on Saturday night.
The 17-year-old Bollywood actress, in an Instagram post, had alleged that the passenger, who was sitting behind her in the Air Vistara flight, was rubbing his foot against her back and neck while she was half asleep.
The man has been identified as Vikash Sachdev, a 39-year-old businessman from Mumbai who was arrested later in Mumbai on Sunday for allegedly molesting Zaira, on board a flight from Delhi to Mumbai on Saturday night, police said
Vikas Sachdeva has been booked under Section 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of IPC, and relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) since the actor is a minor, Senior Police Inspector, Sahar, Lata Shirsat, said.
Vistara, which is a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, regretted the “unfortunate experience” and apologized to Wasim.
Air Vistara has said it is carrying out a detailed investigation into the case and a preliminary report has been submitted to aviation regulator DGCA.