Mumbai: A 32-year-old model on Tuesday filed a complaint of molestation against Mika Singh even as the Bollywood singer lodged a counter-complaint alleging extortion.
An FIR under sections 354 (outraging woman’s modesty), 323 (voluntary causing hurt) and 504 (intentional insult) of IPC was registered at the suburban Versova police station on the basis of the complaint, a senior police official said.
However, denying the charge, Mika filed a counter-complaint later in the evening, saying the model was trying to extort money from him.
Mika's lawyer Falguni Brahmbhatt has lodged a complaint of trespass and extortion against the model and has requested the police to investigate the matter and to register an FIR.
Talking to ANI, Falguni said, "In our complaint, we have said how with the help of messages, she has demanded Rs 500 crores. In the messages, she has threatened that if Mika does not give her money, she will ruin his career by lodging fake complaint him."
"All the allegations are baseless and Police is investigating the entire matter. The truth will be revealed soon. In the messages, she has used abusive language and in every single message she has demanded money," she added.
To support her complaint, Falguni said she has submitted whatsapp messages and the video footages to Police.
Earlier in the day, Mika released a statement today and said, "Today morning at around 5 am one girl barged into my premises by entering through window and started abusing me and assaulting me and my staff and started threatening if I don't pay her 5 crore she will ruin my career and register a false case against me. I have already informed Versova police in writing regarding the threats and extortion. I don't know who this girl is."
"I have all the evidence against this girl, of her demanding money from me and I have informed the police about this incident. Police is investigating the matter and truth will be out soon," he added.
A case under Sections 354 (molestation), 323 (beating) and 504 (intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against Mika.
A video of the model lashing out at the cops is doing the rounds. She goes on to threaten and claims to sue them all. Watch the video here.