Mumbai police have filed a closure report in the case of sexual harassment filed against actor Nana Patekar by Tanushree Dutta stating that they have not found enough evidence.
The suburban Oshiwara police on June 12, 2019, filed a ‘B Summary’ report before a metropolitan magistrate in Andheri, Deputy Commissioner of Police Paramjit Singh Dahiya told PTI.
A ‘B-Summary’ report is filed when the police do not find any evidence against the accused person to file a charge sheet and seek trial.
According to Times Now, the actress – who triggered the #MeToo movement in Bollywood last year when she had accused Patekar of harassment during the shooting of their 2009 film ‘Horn ‘OK’ Pleassss‘ – has said she will continue the fight and is going to challenge the order.
Dutta’s lawyer, Nitin Satpute, speaking to Times Now, also said, “We haven’t yet received any official communication from the police yet. However, we will challenge the closure report.”
During the investigations, Satpute had claimed that the right witnesses were not been brought forward.
Dutta filed a complaint against Patekar in October 2018 in which she accused him of harassing and misbehaving with her while shooting a song on the sets of the film Horn Ok Pleasss in 2008. She also alleged that during the shooting of the song sequence, Patekar inappropriately touched her even after she had clearly mentioned that she will not perform lewd, vulgar or uncomfortable steps.
On his part, Nana Patekar has denied all the accusations and said that there ‘was no question of him molesting her’ as there were around 50 people on set. Through his lawyer, he said that it was ‘a figment of her imagination’.
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