Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya has courted controversy yet again after allegedly using derogatory language against a woman. The singer has been booked in Mumbai for verbally abusing the woman during a telephonic conversation.
An FIR under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the 59-year-old singer in Amboli police station, Andheri.
“The woman had an argument with the singer over some drilling work being done in the society. She claims that she was abused by him. We have registered a case and will be investigating the case further,” a police officer said.
However, Abhijeet has denied all the allegations, commenting on the issue, he said, “She has been threatening me and others to extort money. I have given a commercial place to rent. My tenants were getting some work done, and she objected to it. Being the owner of the place, I intervened in it.”
He even went on to accuse the woman of making an illegal extension on the second floor.
Last year, Abhijeet’s twitter account was suspended due to his offensive and sexist remarks targeted at some women users, particularly JNU student-activist Shehla Rashid.
In 2015, the singer was accussed of allegedly misbehaving and inappropriately touching a woman during an event at Lokhandwala.