Police begin probe into Tanushree-Nana case

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 20:37, Oct 11, 2018 | Updated : 20:40, Oct 11, 2018

TTanushree Dutta claims Nana Patekar has sexually harassed her on the sets of a 2008 film.Indian police have started an investigation regarding a complaint lodged by Tanushree Dutta against actor Nana Patekar on charges of sexually harassing her on the sets of a 2008 film, reports IANS.
The FIR was lodged with the Mumbai police under sections 353 and 503 of the Indian Penal Code on Wednesday night.
"We have lodged the FIR against four people - Nana Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, the producer of the film Samee Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang. Now, the police are investigating the case. These people have to appear before the police and if not they will be arrested," Nitin Satpute, Tanushree's lawyer, told the news agency.
Asked about Tanushree's protection, Satpute said: "Tanushree has been protected by the police. Security has been provided at the building where her residence is."
Tanushree first spoke about Nana's misbehaviour in 2008. Two weeks ago, she recounted her experience in the wake of the global #Metoo movement.
She said she was sexually harassed by the actor during the shooting of a dance sequence for the film "Horn Ok Pleasss" at the Filmstan Studio in Mumbai.
She said she was forced into silence a decade ago.
But now, ever since Tanushree has renewed the allegation against Nana, it has sparked a #MeToo firestorm in India, with women from all quarters coming forward to share their own experiences at their workplace.