Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

There seems to be no respite in sight for young swashbuckling cricketer Prithvi Shaw from the selfie controversy involving social media influencer Sapna Gill. 

After being released on bail by the district magistrate, Sapna Gill filed a fresh complaint against Shaw at Mumbai Airport Police Station on Monday.

In the complaint, Sapna has accused Shaw of inappropriately touching her and pushing her during the scuffle on February 15. The complaint of the social media influencer has been registered under sections 34 (criminal act with common intention), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 146 (rioting), 148 (rioting with armed weapons), 149 (unlawful assembly offence committed in prosecution), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons), 351 (use of criminal force), 354 (outrage of modesty) and 509 (advantage of proximity, gesture to outrage modesty) of the Indian Penal code.

Earlier, Prithvi and his friend had lodged a complaint against Sapna of physical assault and damaging their car.

Shaw got into an argument with Sapna and her friend after the cricketer refused to click selfies with them. Sapna, her friend and six others were booked on the charge of rioting and extortion following the incident.

Notably, Shaw’s childhood friend Arjun Tendulkar had supported him. He had posted a tweet in support of the out-of-favour India opener. 

“Stay strong boy, always with you through good and bad times @prithvishaw,” Arjun tweeted.