Tanushree Dutta demands lie-detector test for Nana Patekar and other accused
The Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar case has taken a new turn with the actress demanding a narco-analysis, brain mapping and lie detector tests on Nana Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Samee Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang, against whom she has filed a complaint alleging sexual harassment. Samee and Rakesh are the producer-director of 2008 film ‘Horn OK Pleassss’.
The actress who triggered the #MeToo movement in Bollywood has submitted an application in Oshiwara police station through her advocate Nitin Satpute.
Tanushree Dutta’s lawyer submitted an application at Mumbai’s Oshiwara police station to conduct Narco Analysis, Brain Mapping and Lie Detector Test of Nana Patekar, Ganesh Acharya, Samee Siddiqui and Rakesh Sarang in connection with sexual harassment case. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/VUdWQzaupe
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Based on her statement, the Oshiwara police had registered a complaint against Mr Patekar and the other three accused. The actress has also sought the arrest of all the accused and “their fake witnesses”.
As per a report in News18, Dutta’s application mentioned that the accused were “highly influential and high profile” persons with “good political connection” and, therefore, it was possible that they could put “undue pressure, fear, coercion and influence” on the witnesses.
Dutta’s lawyer has also claimed that they are eyewitnesses to the alleged incident which took place on March 26, 2008, but they were not coming forward to record their statement as they were afraid of the accused. He further added that the witnesses will come forward only after the accused were arrested.
Ms Dutta has also approached the Maharashtra State Commission for Women as well as the Deputy Collector to seek justice and has also found support from the Cine and TV Artists Association.