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Man sent to jail for 3 years for molesting former actor on flight

A man has been sentenced to three years in jail for molesting a former actor on a flight three years ago. He has been convicted under the POCSO Act.

In December 2017, the former actor  had alleged that she was molested by a co-passenger on board an Air Vistara flight from Delhi to Mumbai. She had said that a co-passenger sitting behind her put up his feet on her armrest. She was 17 at the time of the incident.

Special Judge AD Deo, hearing cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, convicted 41-year-old Vikas Sachdev under Indian Penal Code Section 354 (assault or criminal force on woman with an intent to outrage her modesty).

The case made headlines after the actor narrated the incident on Instagram via a live video.

“So, I was in a flight travelling from Delhi to Mumbai today and right behind me one middle-aged man who made my two-hour journey miserable. I tried to record it on phone to understand it better because the cabin lights were dimmed, I failed to get it…,” she said in the video .

“The lights were dimmed, so it was even worse. It continued for another five to ten minutes and then I was sure of it. He kept nudging my shoulder and continued to move his foot up and down my back and neck,” she said in the video post, following the incident.



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