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Tanushree Dutta responds to Nana Patekar's clean chit, says 'neither shocked nor surprised'

Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 13, 2019, 04.22 PM (IST)

Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar sexual harassment case took a turn today after the Mumbai police gave Nana a clean chit citing lack of evidence to prosecute the actor through a 'B Summary' report to a local court. 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.

Reacting to this news, Tanushree Dutta who had filed the case said, “I'm neither shocked nor surprised being a woman in India, this is something we all have got used to. I mean if rape accused Alok Nath got a clean chit and returned to movies then surely it was not going to be difficult for harassment accused Nana Patekar to get himself or shall we say buy himself a clean chit to continue to bully hapless young women.”

She added, “But the proof is in the pudding and a gentle reminder to the Indian public to watch the video of my car being mercilessly attacked and broken while I and my family tried to escape from these monsters on ‘Horn OK Please’ set 10 years ago. After this, if you still decide to watch their movies and support then it's your bad karma. You are a corrupt people with no justice but Gods justice will rain on you someday hopefully and will avenge for all the humiliation, insult, harassment, judgement and trauma I have had to endure in the last 10+ years because of this attitude.”

Tanushree also spoke of being hopeful about justice being meted out to her and further added, “That is my hope finally for a life without hope is like a candle without fire. I pray that I never have to deal with this kind of toxicity ever again in life. I’m tired of fighting alone against oppressors, bullies and a corrupt system. I have better things to do in life with my talent and skill set and I need to focus on those but please don't take this example to mean that you will not be heard when u speak up!! Continue to expose these creeps through social media and other platforms so that in future people would think twice before troubling an innocent young girl. I still believe btw that I will get justice and victory will be mine!! How..only time will tell.”

Tanushree had accused Nana of sexually harassing her on a film set 10 years ago.

The actress’s lawyer, Nitin Satpute slammed the police move and said he is going to file an appeal in the Bombay High Court. "I have not received any official information from Oshiwara police station about the classification of offence (summary report) from the police on behalf of Tanushree Dutta. If police file any B or C classification of a summary report that cannot be final, we can oppose before the court and after hearing if the court is satisfied, it can direct the police to re-investigate the case," he said.

"The police acted negligently to protect Nana Patekar, statements of many witnesses have not been recorded yet. The police have not investigated the case properly so we are opposing summary reports and also going to file a writ petition before the Bombay High Court," the lawyer added.

Story highlights

Tanushree Dutta had accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on a film set 10 years ago, to which the Mumbai Police gave a clean chit.