Malayalam actor Sreenath Bhasi arrested for verbal abuse, released on bail

A case was registered last week based on a complaint by the woman anchor of a YouTube channel

September 26, 2022 05:22 pm | Updated 07:57 pm IST - KOCHI

Sreenath Bhasi

Sreenath Bhasi | Photo Credit: Special arranagement

Malayalam cinema actor Sreenath Bhasi was arrested on Monday in Kochi on charge of abusing a woman anchor of a YouTube channel and the camera crew, during an interview held in connection with the promotion of his new movie.

The Maradu police arrested him as he arrived at the station along with his lawyer. A case had been registered on Friday based on a complaint by the anchor that Bhasi showered a volley of abuse at her and the camera crew, after he told them to switch off the cameras during the interview.

CCTV visuals

The police will decide whether to slap more charges on him after interrogation. The CCTV visuals at the hotel where the interview was held and other evidence are being verified, police sources said.

Another clip of the actor abusing a radio jockey during an interview had recently become viral. The actor was charged under IPC Sections 354 A (sexual harassment), 294 B (uttering obscene words, in or near any public place) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman). He was released on bail from the police station.

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