Actress Harassed Sadhana seeks police protection

Yesteryear actor Sadhana sought police protection claiming stones were being pelted at her Santacruz residence after she complaint against a builder.

Mumbai: Yesteryear actress Sadhana today sought police protection claiming stones were being pelted at her Santacruz residence three weeks after she lodged a complaint against a builder accusing him of forcing her to vacate her house.

"Last month I lodged a complaint against the builder Yousuf Lakdawala, who threatened me to vacate my residence. Even after the FIR, stones were pelted at my house with a clear intention to harass me. Police should also probe the stone pelting incident and arrest those behind it," the 68-year-old actress told reporters after meeting the Police Commissioner Sanjeev Dayal.
BJP activist Shaina NC, who accompanied Sadhana, said they had also sought police protection for the actor since she was a senior citizen and stays alone. "We will take necessary action against those involved in harassing Sadhana. She alleged that Lakdawala is harassing her. The matter is being probed," Dayal said.

On August 13, the actress known for roles in `Mera Saya` and `Woh Kaun Thi`, lodged an FIR against Lakdawala alleging him of issuing death threats to her and forcing her to vacate her 3,000 sq ft residence where she is living for over four decades.

The actor stays on the ground floor of the two-storeyed `Sangeeta` bungalow owned by singer Asha Bhosle while Lakdawala stays on the second floor, police said. Another family stays on the first floor, they said.

The actor complained to them that water supply to her house had been irregular for a few days last month, after which she asked her secretary Flora to check the water tank on the terrace, Santacruz police said.

However, police said, Lakdawala`s family allegedly did not allow Flora to go to the terrace. Sadhana claimed she spoke about the matter to Lakdawala, who along with two others, argued, threatened and asked her to leave the place, they added.
Santacruz police station Senior Inspector M P Choudhary said Lakdwala was called for questioning a few days back and no arrests have been made so far.

"The actor alleged that the builder threatened her saying she would be killed and her body parts would not be found after her murder," Choudhary said, adding Lakdwala would be called for second round of questioning if required.

PTI

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