Popular Bollywood actor and self-styled film critic Kamaal R Khan (KRK) was arrested again by Mumbai’s Versova police on Saturday in connection with a molestation case of 2021 filed against him by a fitness trainer. The actor was produced before a holiday court on Sunday, which sent him to judicial custody.
Earlier, he was arrested by Mumbai’s Malad police on August 30 for derogatory tweets against Irrfan and Rishi Kapoor.
Reports said that the fitness trainer approached the police in mid-2021 while the incident had happened in 2019.
According to the trainer, she was terrified of the actor’s connections in Bollywood and that’s why she had not approached the police soon after the incident.
She accused in her complaint that she had met KRK at a house party and he had promised to get her a role in a film and they had exchanged phone numbers.
According to the complaint, she went to his home in 2019. KRK invited her to a room on the upper floor where he offered the liquor. The drink was spiked and that Khan started to touch her inappropriately and also flashed her. She fled thereafter.
Versova police said that KRK was booked under sections 354 (A) and 509 of the Indian Panel Code (IPC).
A Shiv Sena’s youth wing member Rahul Kanal also complained to police against RKK in 2020 and the actor was arrested. He said that Kamaal Khan made derogatory comments on social media and uses foul language. Such kind of behaviour was unacceptable in society. By arresting him, the Mumbai police have sent out a strong message against such people, and no one would repeat this in future with any citizen.
KRK started his Bollywood career with Deshdrohi, which was released in 2008. He also participated in many reality shows. The actor is followed by 5.1 million people on Twitter and 1 million on YouTube.