Mumbai Court rejects Alok Nath’s plea seeking injunction against Vinta Nanda

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Actor Alok Nath had submitted a plea seeking injunction order against Vinta Nanda that she should not give interviews or speak against him. But to the shock of the actor, the Dindoshi Sessions Court on Thursday reserved its order on his plea. Alok Nath had filed a civil defamation suit against writer-producer Vinta Nanda, who accused Nath of rape and sexual harassment. The ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ actor had sought a written apology, along with a compensation of Re. 1 from the writer.

Nanda’s advocate Dhruti Kapadia said, “The court has refused to grant any interim relief by way of which the plaintiff had sought an injunction from making any further statements. The suit will come up for final hearing in due course of time.”

Kapadia had argued in the court that if an injunction order is passed against her client, it would amount to curtailing the woman’s right to Freedom of Expression.

On the other hand, Advocate Ashok Saraogi, who is representing the Nath’s argued that as Nanda is a screenwriter, she has made up a story of being raped. He accused Nanda of making allegations for money and to gain publicity.

The #MeToo movement that was initiated by Tanushree Dutta gave strength to Vinta Nanda to open up on her Facebook page on being raped and sexually harassed by Alok Nath. Following her allegations, the Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) had issued a notice to the veteran actor, seeking his stand on the allegations against him.

Vinta Nanda had also lodged a complaint against Alok Nath for allegedly sexually harassing her.

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