A man accused of molesting a former Bollywood actor on a flight when she was a minor, has been convicted by a special POCSO court.
Vikas Sachdeva, a 41-year-old consultant, was convicted under Section 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, and Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code (dealing with assaults or criminal force used with the intent to outrage a woman’s modesty).
Vikas Sachdev has been sentenced to three years in prison, under child protection laws, for molesting ‘Dangal’ actor Zaira Wasim in December 2017.
For the uninitiated, in December 2017, the actor alleged that she was molested by a co-passenger on board an Air Vistara flight from Delhi to Mumbai.
The actor said Sachdeva was sitting behind her on the plane, placed his leg on her armrest and molested her.