Television actor Parth Samthaan has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, a senior police official said on Monday.


The actor, known for his roles in television shows ‘Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan’ and ‘Best Friends Forever?’, was earlier booked under IPC section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) based on a complaint filed by a model.

POCSO charges were added on Sunday after the complainant claimed that she was molested by the actor four years ago when she was 16-years-old, the police official added.


Meanwhile, the actor has moved an anticipatory bail application to evade arrest.

The 20-year-old model had accused Samthaan of molestation and filed an FIR against him at the Bangur Nagar police station on March 26.