The Mumbai police have arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly harassing a leading Bollywood playback singer, Palak Muchhal. The police said that he has also threatened her over the phone. According to the Amboli police station, Rajesh Kumar Shukla, the accused, wanted to meet the famous playback singer and claimed to be a huge fan.
During the investigation it was found that he hailed from Sasaram in Bihar, and had planned to meet the singer at any cost, even if it involved threatening her. Police said they noted the number from which Muchhal received the threats and tracked it. Shukla’s phone has been confiscated and is being checked to ascertain if he had plans to harass other female playback singers in the city. A case has been registered under sections 354(D) (punishment for stalking) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.
The police said they are also investigating whether Shukla has accessed the contact numbers of other female playback singers. The complaint was filed by Palak herself.
Scary, isn’t it?