Entertainment / #MeToo: No proof to prosecute Nana Patekar in molestation case, say police

The New Indian Express : Jun 14, 2019, 12:30 PM

While Mumbai police have told the court that they don’t have any evidence in the molestation case lodged against veteran actor Nana Patekar, Tanushree Dutta, the actor who lodged the complaint expressed her resolve to fight out the sexual harassment while blaming the police.

“Oshiwara police have filed a ‘B Summary’ report before a metropolitan magistrate in Andheri on Wednesday,” DCP Paramjit Singh Dahiya said on Thursday.

While Patekar’s advocate Aniket Nikam welcomed the move, Dutta’s lawyer Nitin Satpute claimed that the police acted in a negligent manner. “All allegations against my client Nana Patekar were false since the inception. My client is innocent and justice will be served,” Nikam said.

Satpute, however, said neither he nor his client (Dutta) received any official information from police. “The police report is not final. We can oppose it and after hearing us, the court, if satisfied, can direct the police to re-investigate or conduct further probe,” he said.

“The police haven’t done investigation properly. They didn’t take on record depositions made by several witnesses and are now saying that there is no evidence. They are actually trying to save Patekar,” he added.

Tanushree Dutta filed a complaint against Patekar in October 2018 in which she accused him of harassing and misbehaving with her while shooting for “Horn Ok Pleasss” in 2008.