Left Menu
Development News Edition

'Sexual harassment charges against Nana Patekar false, malicious'

ANI | Mumbai (Maharashtra) | Updated: 14-06-2019 19:46 IST | Created: 14-06-2019 19:45 IST
'Sexual harassment charges against Nana Patekar false, malicious'
Image Credit: ANI

The Mumbai Police in its closure report termed sexual harassment allegations levelled by Tanushree Dutta against Nana Patekar "false" and said accusations were levelled with "malicious intent". "There was a malicious intent and false complaint was filed by Tanushree Dutta against Nana Patekar," the Mumbai Police said in its closure report.

The report said there was no mention of sexual misconduct in the complaints filed with CINTAA and TV Producers Associations. "Those complaints were regarding the payment dues which were settled in subsequent meetings of these associations. It was accepted by all concerned parties in a joint meeting of CINTAA and TV Producer's association," the report stated. All the 13 witnesses that were examined by the police did not talk of sexual misconduct.

"Choreographers, assistants, camerapersons, junior artists interviewed by police have not corroborated Tanushree's story," the report said Regarding the changes in the dance sequence, the report stated," As she (Tanushree) had narrated in her complaint that she was not aware about the changes in the dance sequence and about Nana Patekar being a part of that song, the statements of the witnesses are recorded and it is not true that she was not aware about the change in dance sequence or Nana Patekar being part of the dance."

Mumbai police on Thursday gave a clean chit to Patekar in connection with the alleged case of sexual harassment. A 'B Summary' report is filed when the police is unable to find evidence in support of the complaint filed and hence decides to discontinue the investigation. In September last year, Dutta had alleged that Patekar misbehaved with her on the sets of 'Horn Ok Please' in 2008 while shooting for a special dance number for the movie, and went on to file an FIR against the 'Welcome' star. However, Patekar refuted all allegations.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Why COVID-19 is unstoppable in USA despite it being ranked at the top of GHS Index?

Several worst-hit countries such as Italy, France, Spain, the UK, Canada, and Russia have peaked COVID-19 cases in April. Almost all of them have gradually flattened the curve. However, the USA is setting new daily records of infections tha...

COVID-19 seems cooking biggest ever global scam

The increasing number of corruption cases on COVID-19 funds from throughout the world and involvement of high profile persons indicate that the countries cant ignore corruption in their pandemic response programs. This has generated the nee...

Health Management Information Systems lack holistic, integrated, and pandemic resilient character

Being a part of the United Nations system, the World Health Organization WHO deserves its share of rebuke for its alleged failure issue COVID-19 health emergency alerts on appropriate time. However, the pandemic has also exposed loopholes i...

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

Videos

Latest News

Nearly 1,000 U.S. immigration detention center employees test positive for coronavirus

More than 930 employees of private contractors running U.S. immigration detention centers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to congressional testimony given by company executives on Monday. The heads of four companie...

US budget deficit hits all-time high of USD 864 billion in June

The federal government in the US incurred the biggest monthly budget deficit in history in June as spending on programmes to combat the coronavirus recession exploded while millions of job losses cut into tax revenues. The Treasury Departme...

UK charities launch appeal to help fragile states fight coronavirus

By Emma Batha LONDON, July 14 Thomson Reuters Foundation - British charities launched an appeal on Tuesday to help protect millions of people at heightened risk of coronavirus in the worlds most fragile states, and provide protective equipm...

Huawei faces ban in Britain, uncertainty swirls over timing, extent

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to ban Huawei from Britains 5G network on Tuesday in a momentous decision that will delight Washington, dismay Beijing and signal the end of a two-decade long partnership with the countrys biggest mobile ...

Give Feedback