Recently, social media influencer Sapna Gill alleged that Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw had molested her at a pub in suburban Andheri, Mumbai. However, the Mumbai police told the court that these allegations were “false and unfounded”.
The investigating officer who was presiding over the case submitted a report about the matter on Monday. After the report was submitted, Sapna Gill’s lawyer, Ali Kaashif Khan requested the court to allow him to present a footage of the alleged fight that Sapna’s friend recorded. He also asked the pub for the cctv footage.
The court has adjourned the matter till June 28 and asked the police to submit the footage of the entire incident by then.
Sapna Gill has lodged an FIR against Prithvi Shaw and his friend Ashish Yadav for assaulting her with a bat in February. She filed a complaint in a magistrate court in Andheri under IPC sections 354 ( assualt or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to outrage the modesty of a woman) and 324 ( voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means).
Before filing a complaint in the magistrate court, Sapna went to the Airport Police station in Andheri to register a molestation case against Prithvi and his friend.
The police told the court that after examining the CCTV footage, they found that Sapna and his friend Shobit Thakur were drunk and dancing. Shobit wanted to record Prithvi but he stopped him and there is no sign of any molestation done by the cricketer. Police even recorded the statements of the witnesses who said that no one touched Sapna in any way. Police also examined the CCTV footage of ATC tower and in that it was seen that Sapne was chasing Prithvi’s car with a baseball bat and she also smashed his car with the bat.
Even a CISF official told that no incident of molestation took place and the girl was following Prithvi’s car with a bat. Upon seeing the police, her male friend took the bat and threw it aside.
Sapna Gill was arrested in February for allegedly attacking Prithvi Shaw with a bat but she was soon out on bail. Later, she approached the magistrate court for lodging the complaint.