"Imagine, he pushed me out of my own house."
Meera Chopra has accused an interior designer of attacking her and pushing her out of her own house.
She filed an FIR against Rajinder Dewan, who was working on her new house in Andheri, Mumbai.
It was reported that the case was filed under Sections 354 (outraging a woman’s modesty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 506 (2) (criminal intimidation) and 509 (insulting modesty of a woman).
The cousin of Priyanka Chopra said she signed an agreement for a total payment of Rs. 17 Lakh (£16,500) and was asked to pay half of it upfront.
Even though she did not know Dewan, Meera decided to trust him and paid the requested amount.
Meera then had to travel to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh for a shoot.
When Meera returned, she allegedly realised that the interior designer had been using substandard material even though she was told about the specific materials that would be used.
Meera allegedly asked Dewan to change some of the materials but he refused and told her that the workers will stop working.
He allegedly became abusive and pushed Meera out of her house.
She said: “Imagine, he pushed me out of my own house.”
Meera also claimed that when she messaged the designer and asked for his expenditure payments, she was refused any payment.
After Dewan went off the radar, Meera decided to file an FIR.
However, she has revealed that she filed the FIR in August 2021 and no action has been taken by the police.
She said: “I was quiet about it. But as a girl staying alone in Mumbai, I can only go to a certain extent to get help.
“I don’t have a family here. I know some people here I can only ask favours till an extent.
“There’s a police department and they are supposed to do their work.”
On the accused, Meera Chopra added:
“He’s very abusive. I had met him at the police station and even in front of the cops, he was abusing me.
“If I’d tell him that something is not right, he’ll immediately get aggressive.
“He’s not open to any kind of criticism. Such people should be punished.”
“If he’s doing this to me, knowing I am in the industry and have some connections, imagine how they must be harassing the common man.”
#womansafety should be the utmost priority where you live, but then why does law makers shy away frm taking action?
A girl living alone should be protected anyhow. @CMOMaharashtra @rautsanjay61 @AUThackeray https://t.co/nsYKPmLolE
— meera chopra (@MeerraChopra) October 12, 2021
Meera Chopra also called for the Chief Minister of Maharashtra to take action.
She tweeted: “#womansafety should be the utmost priority where you live, but then why does law makers shy away frm taking action?
“A girl living alone should be protected anyhow. @CMOMaharashtra @rautsanjay61@AUThackeray.”