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Vikas Sachdeva, a Mumbai-based businessman who was accused of molesting Dangal actress Zaira Wasim on a Vistara flight, has been granted bail on December 20 by Mumbai's Dindoshi Sessions Court on a surety of Rs 25,000.

The 39-year-old, who was arrested on December 10, had been sent to judicial custody till December 22. The Mumbai Police had registered an FIR against Vikas under section 354 IPC and POCSO Act in the alleged molestation case because she is a minor.

Dangal actress Zaira Wasim, on Saturday (December 9) night, shared her ordeal via Instagram story claiming that a middle-aged man who was seated behind her on Vistara flight, moved his foot up and down her neck and back.

Earlier, the wife of the accused came out in support of her husband saying that Zaira wrongly accused her husband. She also countered the actress saying that it was just a publicity stunt.

She said: "This girl has been influenced by fame and wrongly accused my husband Vikas. My husband was coming home from Delhi. His mamaji had passed away and he was not in the right frame of mind. He was feeling very low and asked for a blanket. He wanted to sleep. I am shocked at Zaira's allegation.

A co-passenger, who travelled in the same flight with Dangal actress Zaira Wasim and Vikas Sachdeva in the business class, also said he didn't see the man in question misbehaving with the 17-year-old.

"I was seated in the same... class in which the actor and the suspect (Sachdeva) flew from Delhi. The suspect did not seem to have done anything apart from his act of keeping his legs on the armrest of the seat where the actor was seated," the co-passenger told Sahar police.