Tanushree Dutta harassment case: Police finds no evidence against Nana Patekar
Last year, Tanushree Dutta spearheaded the #MeToo movement in Bollywood when she called out veteran actor Nana Patekar and accused him of mental as well as sexual harassment on the sets of their film ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’ (2008).
Soon, the movement gained momentum and several other women came out in the support of it. Gaining courage from the kind of response Tanushree received from others, she went ahead and filed a sexual harassment case against Nana in Andheri court. The latest update on it revealed that the Mumbai Police has filed a B summary report in the case.
News agency ANI reported that a B summary report is generally filed when the police can’t find substantial evidence against the accused and are unable to carry on the investigations. This means that the case will be dropped now.
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Tanushree Dutta alleged harassment case against Nana Patekar: Mumbai Police files a B Summary report in the case. A 'B summary' report is filed when police can not find evidence in support of the complaint and are unable to continue the investigation. pic.twitter.com/tVOof7WTX0
— ANI (@ANI) June 13, 2019
A report in Mid-Day stated that around 12 to 15 witnesses’ statement was recorded in this case. However, none of them supported Tanushree’s allegations and the police couldn’t find any other evidence against Nana. Apart from the veteran actor, Tanushree’s harassment case also named choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Samee Siddique and director Rakesh Sarang.
The report further also stated that Tanushree is not happy with the way the probe has been conducted. At a press meet, Tanushree’s lawyer Nitin Satpute had said, “The cops are only recording the statements of those favouring Nana Patekar. There are four witnesses, who know the truth, but their statements are yet to be recorded. I am going to release an audio clip of one of the witnesses soon to prove how they are being pressured by Nana and his people.”
Now it has to be seen what Tanushree has to say about the police filing a B summary report. Meanwhile, Nana had maintained that the truth will be out soon.