Police will history statements of witnesses right before summoning Nana Patekar and a few other individuals in link with a grievance of sexual harassment submitted by actor Tanushree Dutta, an formal claimed Thursday. Dutta has accused Patekar of touching her inappropriately on the sets of a Bollywood film in 2008.
The investigation is at a preliminary stage. Due to the fact it is a 10-calendar year-outdated situation, police need to validate all the details initial, the official, privy to the probe, stated. “As part of the probe, we will document statements of all witnesses linked to the scenario before summoning the accused,” he mentioned.
In a criticism filed very last Saturday, Dutta alleged that for the duration of the taking pictures of a tune sequence for “Horn Ok Pleassss”, she was inappropriately touched by Patekar even following she had plainly mentioned that she will not accomplish lewd, vulgar or not comfortable measures.
Dutta experienced also claimed that she experienced complained to the song’s choreographer Ganesh Acharya, but she was forced to do scenes which were intimate and integrated Patekar touching her inappropriately. Centered on her grievance, a situation was registered Wednesday night at the suburban Oshiwara Law enforcement Station in opposition to Patekar, Acharya, the film’s producer Samee Siddhiqui and director Rakesh Sarang.
Offences have been registered in opposition to them beneath IPC segment 354 (assault or felony drive to female with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (phrase, gesture or act meant to insult the modesty of a girl), the formal reported, incorporating that no arrest has been built so far.
Meanwhile, a team of women of all ages activists staged a protest outside the Oshiwara Police Station, demanding suitable investigation into the case and arrest of Patekar, if the allegations in opposition to him ended up discovered to be accurate. Soon after Dutta experienced decided to wander out of the film in 2008, her auto was vandalised by goons who, she alleged, had been from the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).
The Maharashtra Point out Fee for Women of all ages experienced Tuesday issued notices to Patekar, Siddiqui, Acharya and Sarang. The fee also wrote to Mumbai police, looking for details on the action it had taken on Dutta’s complaint.
Patekar has denied he misbehaved with Dutta on the sets of the movie, calling her statements a “lie”. The 67-calendar year-old actor’s law firm has sent a lawful detect to Dutta.