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sajjan jindal: Sajjan Jindal refutes allegations against him, calls them baseless, says cooperating with investigation


Mumbai: Denying the allegations of sexual assault levelled agaist him by a 30-year-old doctor-model, industralist Sajjan Jindal Sunday said that he is cooperating with the investigation.

“Mr. Sajjan Jindal denies these false and baseless allegations. He is committed to providing full cooperation throughout the investigation. As the investigation is ongoing, we will refrain from commenting further at this stage. We kindly request you to respect the privacy of the family,” read the statement issued in his personal capacity, Jindal is the chairman and managing director (MD) of JSW Group of companies. The company has refused to comment on the matter.

The Mumbai police has booked Jindal on the charges of rape, molestation and criminal intimidation.The case was registered on December 13 on the directions of the Bombay High Court (HC). The city police are yet to summon Jindal in the matter.

The police has invoked sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 376 (rape), and 506 (criminal intimadation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Meanwhile in 2021, the complainant had filed a non-cognisable (NC) against the son of another prominent industrialist at Mumbai’s Gamdevi police station. “This was an NC complaint after he (the industrialist’s son ) refused to marry her after dating her through a marriage bureau,” advocate Roizwan Merchant, the complainant counsel told ET.

According to the statement of the 30-year-old woman, a doctor and model by profession which is part of the Mumbai police First Information Report (FIR) on January 24, 2022, Jindal allegedly called her to visit him at the JSW office in BKC and on the pretext of showing her his penthouse, took her to the top floor of the building and then led her inside the bathroom, where he allegedly sexually abused her. “… I insisted that we limit the relationship to kisses and cuddles; however, Jindal wasn’t agreeing to the same,” she adds. The FIR adds that the two first met in October 2021 at an IPL match held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium through her brother who is a property consultant. Later in December of that year, she met Jindal again in Jaipur at the wedding of the son of a prominent politician. The two exchanged numbers and kept in touch. In the same month, Jindal also offered her his credit card credentials “so that she could use them”. However the victim asserts that she refused it. Subsequently, Jindal allegedly booked a suite in her name at a suburban 5-star hotel in Mumbai and asked her to visit him. This is where the victim alleges Jindal molested her for the first time. “He told me that I am very beautiful and gave me a casual hug. He then followed that up with a deep kiss which I protested and left the room”, the victim writes in her complaint reviewed by ET. Detailing her case, the FIR states that on December 27, Jindal allegedly invited her to his office at Jindal Mansion in south Mumbai. The victim alleges that Jindal again forcefully kissed her at his office.

The victim alleges that post the January 24, 2022 incident Jindal stopped answering her calls and snapped ties and also allegedly threatened her and even blocked her number. The FIR adds that while she tried registering an FIR in February of this year, she was under pressure.


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