Nana Patekar gets clean chit in sexual harassment case

Bollywood actor Nana Patekar gets clean chit from Mumbai police over actor Tanushree Dutta’s accusations of sexual harassment. Closing the case, the police has informed a local court that they have no evidence to prosecute actor Nana Patekar in a molestation case lodged against him by actor Tanushree Dutta.

The suburban Oshiwara police on filed a ‘B Summary’ report before a metropolitan magistrate in Andheri . A ‘B-Summary’ report is filed when the police do not find any evidence against the accused person to file a charge sheet and seek trial.

The police have closed the case on the grounds of ‘no prima facie case against the actor. Further, the police stated that they are unable to continue the investigation against Nana due to non-availability of evidence against him.

Dutta filed a complaint against Patekar in October 2018 in which she accused him of harassing and misbehaving with her while shooting a song on the sets of the film “Horn Ok Pleasss” in 2008.

She also alleged that during the shooting of the song sequence, Patekar inappropriately touched her even after she had clearly mentioned that she will not perform lewd, vulgar or uncomfortable steps.

This is the third case under #MeToo in which a celebrity accused have been given a clean-chit. Both Alok Nath and filmmaker Vikas Bahl have earlier been ‘exonerated’ from the allegations of sexual harassment by women.

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