Actor Abhinav Kohli was arrested on August 11, 2019 by the Samta Nagar Police on charges of ‘outraging a woman’s modesty, making sexually coloured remarks, assault, intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace and criminal intimidation under the IPC, and sections of the Information Technology Act’, as per a report in Mumbai Mirror. As per the report in the tabloid, Shweta and her daughter, accompanied by Shweta's mother, had approached the police station on the afternoon of August 11, 2019. Shweta Tiwari’s Second Husband Abhinav Kohli Arrested For ‘Making Sexually Coloured Remarks’ Towards Step-Daughter Palak Tiwari.
However, Abhinav Kohli’s mother refutes these allegations. Speaking to India Forums, a tearful Poonam Kohli revealed, "I don't know what has happened but my son is innocent. Yes, Shweta wanted a divorce but Abhinav didn't. He wanted that their son (Reyaansh) should get the love of both the mother and father." The fact that Shweta wanted to divorce Abhinav is news to many.
When asked about the sexual harassment allegations against his stepdaughter, Abhinav's mother went on, "How will my son do such a thing? He has seen her grow up in front of him. When Shweta was in Bigg Boss (4th season) house for three months, Abhinav took care of her, right from sending her to school and everything else. How will he do something like that? I don't know why Shweta has done this, but all I can say is that my son is innocent." Shweta Tiwari Accuses Husband Abhinav Kohli of Domestic Violence?
For those uninitiated, Shweta Tiwari, her daughter and the actress' mother Nirmala, approached the Samta Nagar Police Station on August 11, 2019, and accused Abhinav of not only assaulting his stepdaughter but also of sexually harassing her by showing her obscene pictures and abusing her. A report in Mumbai Mirror dated August 12, 2019, stated that Abhinav had been arrested.