At least six people on Tuesday stormed the Turner Road bungalow of TV actor Akashdeep Saigal due to a property dispute the family is currently involved in. According to the actor’s sister-in-law, Meena Saigal, the mob manhandled his elderly mother, and a lady friend who was visiting their home.
According to the report, the mob punched a hole through the boundary wall when they could not storm the front entry gate. "The mob manhandled my children and my mother-in-law Godavari Saigal. They even molested a friend of Akashdeep who was visiting," she told Mumbai Mirror.
Meena alleged that the police were not very helpful. "The incident occurred around 12.30 pm and I kept calling the police control room. However, a PCR patrol van arrived only around 4pm," she said.
Reportedly in January 2013, Akashdeep's brother, Kamal Saigal, was arrested after a Indore-based teacher alleged that the bungalow belonged to his wife's great-grandfather and the former had forged documents and had been living in the property for 30 years. Apparently, the Kamakshi House, the bungalow located on Varde Marg in Bandra (W) near Gaiety-Galaxy cinema currently holds a market value of 100 crores.
Meena Saigal alleged that the mob tried to break things in their house and terrorized the family members. It was only when the Saigals' dogs started barking and entered the hall that the mob ran away. Till late in the evening, the Saigals were sitting at the Bandra station. The police had not filed a complaint till the time of going to press. DCP Satyanarayan Choudhary said: "Two sides want to file a complaint saying the other has taken control of the bungalow. We will take their complaints."
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