MUMBAI: Zaira Wasim accused a fellow passenger on the flight of molestation back in 2017. The Special Protection Of Children From Sexual Offences Court (POCSO) has finally found the mumbai-based man, Vikas Sachdev guilty and has been sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment.
In December 2017, the Dangal girl claimed that the man was constantly rubbing himself against her when she was trying to sleep. She was traveling from Delhi to Mumbai on a Vistara flight where the incident took place. She even said that the airline staff did not take any action and were ignorant.
On the other hand, Vikas Sachdeva defended himself saying that he himself was just trying to sleep and the actor completely misunderstood the situation. Even his family stood by his side to support him and thought him to be innocent.
As Zaira was only 17 years old then, the case was registered under special POCSO court as she was a minor. Now, the court has sentenced the man 3 years of jail term as he has been found guilty of the molestation charges.
In 2017, the actor faced a lot of criticism from the netizens for bringing up an incident that can just be a little misunderstanding. Now after the punishment has been given, Twitter is flooded with comments reacting to the whole situation and people have been questioning the judgment. See some of the reactions here:
“mistakingly touchng #ZairaWasim while bng asleep in a flight!”— پربھا Comerad (@deepsealioness) January 16, 2020
Is this woman for real??
You @meeraremi11 are a shame to ALL women. 3 years is not enough, throw him in for life as he is a danger to society https://t.co/FJNq9ovkRp
Don't get me wrong here. #ZairaWasim got justice because her case was highlighted, she was a celebrity. How many common girls had the opportunity of justice being done in a timely manner ?— Dhondu (@_setoodeh) January 16, 2020
Justice delayed is justice denied.
I still remember while walking down a market lane a female accidentally touched me.I was so upset and angry but she straightaway said sorry.I walked away.Such incidents do happen by mistake in public places it does not mean i should file molestation charge.#ZairaWasim— Saurabh bahuguna (@SaurabhBahugu17) January 15, 2020
Some also came out in her support.
WTH!!! Touched #ZairaWasim by Mistake??? You People Should ashamed Yourselves For Backing Criminals Like #VikashSachdeva— Elif (@elifkatze) January 16, 2020
He should get Life Imprisonment For Molesting a Minor Girl.
BTW why you backing him??
Ohhhhh,That Red on His Forehead. https://t.co/F5rLI6X4FR
So very proud of #ZairaWasim for speaking out and sending her molestor to jail. So many women and kids brush off sexual harassment mostly because we don’t value our bodies and boundaries, and ‘what will people say’.— Jamila Sumra (@thatgirlfromdar) January 16, 2020
Zaira Wasim, who debuted with blockbuster 'Dangal', called it quits from the Bollywood stating that it is becoming a threat to her religious faith. On June 29, 2018, she announced her decision in a detailed Instagram post. The actor was supported by many big names of the industry.
The Secret Superstar actor was last seen in Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar starrer 'The Sky Is Pink'. Wasim had a promising future in the industry but is strong enough to take this huge decision.