Tanushree Dutta who had alleged that she was sexually harassed by actor Nana Patekar on a film's set in 2008 was given B summary from the Mumbai police this afternoon. Mumbai Police had classified her MeToo case against Nana Patekar as "maliciously false". Now, Tanushree has taken out a statement in her defence, calling both Nana and police "corrupt". The actress has mentioned how the witnesses were "silenced by intimidation" and "fake witnesses were put forth to weaken the case'.
Tanushree wrote in her statement, "A corrupt police force and legal system giving a clean chit to an even more corrupt person Nana who has been accused even in the past of bullying, intimidation and harassment by several women in the film Industry. Our witnesses have been silenced by intimidation and fake witnesses have been put forth to weaken the case. What was the rush to file a B summary report when all of my witnesses have not even recorded their statements yet?? I'm neither shocked nor surprised being a woman in India this is something we all have got used to. I mean if rape accused Alok Nath got a clean chit and returned to movies then surely it was not going to be difficult for harassment accused Nana Patekar to get himself or shall we say buy himself a clean chit to continue to bully hapless young women. But the proof is often in the pudding and a gentle reminder to the Indian public to watch the video of my car being mercilessly attacked and broken while me and my family tried to escape from these monsters on Horn, ok Please set 10 years ago. After this, if you still decide to watch their movies and support then it's your bad karma. You are a corrupt people with no justice but Gods justice will rain on you someday hopefully and will avenge for all the humiliation, insult, harassment, judgement and trauma I have had to endure in the last 10+ years because of this attitude. That is my hope finally for a life without hope is like a candle without fire. I pray that I never have to deal with this kind of toxicity ever again in life. I'm tired of fighting alone against oppressors, bullies and a corrupt system. I have better things to do in life with my talent and skill set and I need to focus on those but please don't take this example to mean that you will not be heard when u speak up!! Continue to expose these creeps through social media and other platforms so that in future people would think twice before troubling an innocent young girl. I still believe btw that I will get justice and victory will be mine!! How..only time will tell."
Tanushree's advocate Nitin Satpute also released a statement saying, "I have not received any official information from Oshiwara police station about classification of offence (Summary Report) from police on behalf of Tanushree Dutta, if police files any B or C classification of summery Report, that cannot be final, we can oppose before court and after hearing if court satisfies then again it can be directed police to reinvestigation or Further investigations. Police acted negligently to protect Nana Patekar, many witnesses statement not yet recorded, one shyni Shetty statement recorded partly, police have not investigated properly so we are opposing summery reports and also going to file writ petition before Bombay High Court..."
For the unversed, Tanushree had last year started the Me Too movement and accused Nana of sexual harassment charges. The actress had stirred a wave in Bollywood and held several press conferences and media interaction sessions to discuss the incident. Tanushree had then registered a complaint at the Oshiwara police station in Mumbai but the police did not seem satisfied with the charges she had put. Now, the police has classified her case as untrue.
(Source: Peeping Moon)