Tanushree Dutta files FIR against Nana Patekar and three others

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Tanushree Dutta finally filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Nana Patekar at Mumbai’s Oshiwara Police Station on Wednesday night (October 10). Apart from Nana Patekar, FIRs have also been registered against director Rakesh Sarang, producer Sami Siddiqui and choreographer Ganesh Acharya. For the uninitiated, the FIR is on the ground of sexual harassment by Mr Nana on the sets of ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’ in the year 2008.

Earlier a complaint was lodged and few days after the complaint, Tanushree has filed the FIR. ACP, Manoj Kumar Sharma told news agency PTI, “We have registered a case against Mr Patekar and others under section 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) of IPC.”

“As of now no arrests have been made and we are investigating the case and inquiries are on,” added Mr Sharma.

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Tanushree was accompanied by her lawyer Nitin Satpute to the police station and she recorded her statement in English. Mr Satpute told news agency ANI, “The statement of Tanushree Dutta has been recorded in English so that she can understand the language. They were writing the statement in Marathi. However, we requested them to write it in English so that what happened 10 years ago would not happen again.” 

Now as the FIR has been filed, let’s see how the police carry out the investigation.

Meanwhile, Nana denied all the allegations by Tanushree. He sent a legal notice to her and has also demanded an apology.

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