Mumbai: Actor Tanushree Dutta failed to appear before the Maharashtra State Commission for Women despite summons to her to furnish more information regarding her allegations of sexual harassment directed against actor Nana Patekar and others, said MSCW chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar on Wednesday.
Tanushree had accused them of not helping her in the case and trying to get Nana Patekar a clean chit. The commission denied all the allegations and said that all the legal action had been taken on Tanushree's complaint, which is the procedure to be followed in such cases.
According to DNA, she sent her complaints through a third person. Vijaya Rahatkar, Chairperson of The Women's Commission, told DNA, "After the complaint made by Tanushree, the Commission sent a notice to the people related to the case. The victim was also required to come directly and give information about her complaint, which did not take place. The process for actor Nana Patekar's clean chit has begun, after the report was submitted by the police in the court. The court received the B summary report (no evidence in support of the claim) and began the process accordingly. After the report was released, Tanushree has been given a notice period."
Earlier this month, the Mumbai police had filed a closure report in connection with the FIR registered by her against Mr. Patekar and three others.
Tanushree Dutta's allegation had sparked off a nationwide #MeToo movement on social media. She accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of the film Horn Ok Pleasssss....