Actor Rakhi Sawant wrote a letter to the Mumbai police commissioner and state home department secretary on Monday praying for directions to the Goregaon police to register a complaint against Congress party leader Digvijay Singh for allegedly passing lewd remarks on news channels against her.
The letter forwarded through her advocate Ejaz Naqvi says Singh made an indecent comment while comparing social activist Arvind Kejriwal to her. She claimed that the comment lowered her dignity and passing such remarks attracts charges of outraging a women’s modesty and other sections under the Indian Penal Code.
After giving the written complaint to the commissioner, Sawant approached Goregaon police station around 7.30pm. Arun Jadhav, senior inspector of Goregaon police station, said, “We have received her written complaint and we have not yet registered a case. We will seek a legal opinion from experts and take a decision after that.”
“Sawant is a professional artist, renowned stage performer and a social worker. Such remarks have damaged her public image,” said Naqvi, adding that he would be issuing a defamation notice to Singh seeking a compensation of Rs50 crore.