TV actor Piyush Sahdev arrested on charges of rape

File photo of the actor. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Nov 25, 2017, 08.41 AM (IST)

TV actor Piyush Sahdev was arrested on Wednesday by the Versova police for allegedly raping a 23-year old model. The model was reportedly in a live-in relationship with the actor for the past two months. Sahdev won her trust and promised to help her gain a foothold in the industry.

Sahdev was produced before the Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Wednesday. The arrest was made after the victim lodged a complaint on November 20. Confirming Sahdev’s arrest, Versova police senior inspector Kiran Kale said the actor will remain in police custody till November 2. "Sahdev has been booked under the Indian Penal Code section 376 (1) (rape)," Kale told Times Of India.

Sahdev is best known for his roles in tv shows like Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev, Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke and Beyhadh. Sahdev is actress Meher Vij's brother. Meher, best known for her role in Secret Superstar and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, has not been in touch with the actor. When the daily contacted her post Sehdev's arrest, she stated she had no clue about the arrest.