Former actress Tanushree Dutta's alleged harassment case against veteran actor Nana Patekar that instigated Bollywood's #MeToo movement last year has been in the news since last October. Now, a recent update states that Mumbai Police has reportedly filed a B Summary report in the case on Thursday. A 'B summary' report which is filed when police cannot find evidence in support of the complaint, suggests that they will not be able to continue the investigation.
However, Tanushree is firm on her allegations. According to sources, she will challenge the police's B- Summary report.
Earlier in May 2019, it was reported that Mumbai Police has claimed that witness' statements don't support sexual harassment accusations against Nana Patekar leveled by Tanushree Dutta.
Clarifying that the report doing the rounds of the internet is “false” and that actor Nana Patekar hasn't been given clean chit in the case, Tanushree accused the actor's PR team of spreading the “false rumour”.
In a statement, Tanushree has said, “There is a false rumour floating in the media that Nana Patekar has been given clean chit by Police in the harassment case. I wish to clarify that the Mumbai police have given no such statement and that the investigation on the matter is still ongoing as confirmed by my advocate Nitin Satpute and the Mumbai Police.”
Tanushree Dutta’s lawyer Nitin Satpute last month has also vehemently denied that Nana Patekar got a 'clean chit' in the sexual harassment case filed against him by the former. Satpute stated that the rumors were being spread by the accused to get work in films again. He added that the charge sheet against the veteran is yet to be filed 'because all witnesses’ statements have not been recorded and that some are under pressure and some who lied in their statements. The lawyer stated that arresting the ‘Welcome’ star will be possible only when all the statements are recorded.
(With inputs from ANI)
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