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Mumbai Police record Zaira Wasim’s statement, register offence

SNS | New Delhi |

Hours after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah sought for swift action against perpetrator, who allegedly assaulted actor Zaira Wasim on a flight Vistara Airlines flight, Mumbai police swung into action by ‘registering an offence’.

The Mumbai police responded to J-K CM’s tweet and said that the police have recording Wasim’s statement and registered an “offence accordingly”.

Zaira Wasim, the 17-year-old National Award winner actor, was allegedly molested by a co-passenger in a Vistara airlinesflight from Delhi to Mumbai.

She went on to share her ordeal via an Instagram story after de-boarding from the flight.

“Managed to get this,” Zaira posted with a snapshot of the man’s foot, which was rested on her arm rest.

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The star of “Secret Superstar” then added: “The lights were dimmed, so it was even worse. It continued for another 5-10 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.

“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.

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“It was all chill till I felt somebody brushing against my back while I was half asleep. I ignored it the first time. Blamed the turbulence for it. Until I woke me up to this pleasant sight of his beautiful foot rubbing my back and neck.

Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said she was appalled by the incident wherein Zaira Wasim was allegedly molested on a flight, and had sought for swift action in the matter.

Former Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah also demanded legal action against the unidentified man accused of “molesting” Zaira.

Omar Abdullah tweeted; “The passenger should be identified to the police by @airvistara & a case filed for legal action. None of this ‘he fell at my feet so I forgive him’ rubbish!”.