Popular Television actor Alok Nath accused of rape by 90s producer-writer has filed an anticipatory bail application in Mumbai court. The plea for pre-arrest bail was filed before the Additional Sessions, Judge S.S Oza. The court has further adjourned the matter until December 20, after the complainant's lawyer asked for time to file an intervention plea opposing bail for actor Alok Nath.
The rape case was registered against Nath by the Mumbai Police on November 21 based on a complaint filed by the writer-producer Vinta Nanda who had accused him in a Facebook post of raping her 19 years. Actor Alok Nath refuted all the allegations against him and filed a civil suit against Vinta Nanda, asking for Rs 1 as damages for defaming him.
Although Nanda did not name Nath in the post, the complainant referred to him as the actor who is known as the most Sanskari person
Earlier this month, Alok Nath was removed by the CINTAA from its membership, weeks after the actor had rejected the allegations filed by Vinta against him. CINTAA arrived at the decision after the veteran actor failed to appear before the executive committee on Monday, 12 November. Sr Joint Secretary, Committee of Cine&TV Artistes' Association, Amit Behl also stated that they will permanently expel him if he fails to make an appearance at the Annual General Meeting
Speaking to a leading media publication, Vinta Nanda reacted to Alok Nath's expulsion stating that it is a very big step for an industry body to take and it is quite a landmark and unprecedented step. She further added that it is a great move in terms of establishing a system and sending a very clear message that everyone is accountable. Comparing on how things were in the past, she said that previously everyone was acting with impunity and getting away with anything, but this is not the case now
Actor Alok Nath is known for playing characters endorsing moral values or 'sanskar' in films such as Maine Pyaar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun!, Hum Saath Saath Hain and Vivah.
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