Tanushree Dutta to file a protest petition against decision to give Nana Patekar a clean chit

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 07, 2019, 04.20 PM(IST)

Nana Patekar and Tanushree Dutta Photograph:( Instagram )

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Nana Patekar was given a free pass after the police reportedly could not find enough evidence in the matter, ending the case as they could not continue further investigations.

Less than a month after the Mumbai Police gave a clean chit to Nana Patekar, Tanushree Dutta has stated that she will file a protest petition against the decision. 

Nana Patekar, who was alleged of sexual harassment by Tanushree Dutta during the #MeToo movement was given a free pass after the police reportedly could not find enough evidence in the matter, ending the case as they could not continue further investigations.

As Patekar was given a clean chit, Dutta had stated that she was not surprised or shocked and had claimed that the veteran actor had bribed the police into filing a report that called her allegations "malicious" and "fake"

Now, Tanushree Dutta has opposed the B-Summary report filed by the Oshiwara police station. She was represented by advocate Nitin Satpute at Railway Mobile Court in Andheri.

The court has granted her time to file a protest petition against the B-Summary report and has adjourned the case till September 7, 2019.

Even though Tanushree's entire legal team was present at the court, not a single officer from the Oshiwara police station could be seen there.

"The court has granted her time to file a protest petition against the B-Summary report. Tanushree's legal team was present, but not a single officer from the Oshiwara police station was in the courtroom at the time of the hearing. The case has been adjourned to September 7," Satpute told a news agency on Sunday.

The actress had lodged a complaint against Nana Patekar in September 2018 accusing him of misbehaving with her and sexually assaulting her on the sets of 'Horn OK Please' almost a decade ago. 

In the complaint, Dutta also alleged that during the shooting of the song sequence, Patekar inappropriately touched her even after she clearly mentioned that she would not perform lewd, vulgar or uncomfortable steps.

Even though Patekar was booked under Indian Penal Code Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), no arrest was ever made.

Nana Patekar had denied all allegations made aginst him.