Odisha Police to visit Kolkata to probe harassment charges against singer Sourin Bhatt

Bhubaneswar: A four-member team of the Commissionerate Police will visit Kolkata to investigate harassment charges levelled against playback singer Sourin Bhatt.

The Commissionerate Police has decided to send a team to Kolkata to investigate the case as the popular playback singer did not depose before the Mahila Police in Cuttack, sources said.

The team comprising Inspector In-Charge (IIC) of Mahila Police Station in Cuttack and members of a special squad will visit Kolkata to investigate the charges, said a senior official of the Commissionerate Police today.

“Our officials tried a lot to contact Bhatt but his phone was found switched off. Our officials have already visited the rented house of Bhatt in CDA area of Cuttack and served a notice on the landlord,” added the official.

Notably, Bhatt landed in a controversy after a woman levelled harassment charges against him some days ago.

The victim, a bank employee, lodged a complaint in this regard with Jagatpur police.

In her complaint, the woman alleged that Bhatt had been harassing her physically and mentally on the promise of marriage.

She further alleged that Bhatt had taken Rs 10 lakh from her to give her a break in singing.

The complaint was later referred to Mahila Police for investigation.

Acting on the complaint, the Mahila Police registered a case against the playback singer under Sections 294, 323, 341, 376, 417, 493 and 506 of the IPC.

The medical examination of the woman was conducted at SCB Medical College and Hospital and her statements were recorded under Section 164 of the CrPC.

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