A court rejected the anticipatory bail application of a television actor, Parth Samthaan, who has been booked for molesting a 20-year-old aspiring model and demanding sexual favours from her.
She has alleged that Samthaan first molested her when she was 16 years old, prompting police to invoke Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO). He and the woman are acquainted, police said.
Officials of Bangur Nagar police station who are investigating the case said Samthaan was not present in the court when his application was rejected. The police are looking for him, an officer said. He has acted in TV serials like Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan.