Notice issued to Nana Patekar, 3 others on Tanushree Dutta's complaint

  • Notice issued to Nana Patekar, 3 others on Tanushree Dutta's complaint

Notice issued to Nana Patekar, 3 others on Tanushree Dutta's complaint

Offences have been registered against them under IPC section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (word, gesture or act meant to insult the modesty of a woman), the official said, adding that no arrest has been made so far.

She said that she was sexually harassed by the actor during the shooting of a dance sequence for film "Horn Ok Pleasss" at the Filmistan Studio here.

In a letter, Dutta said that she lodged her complaint for the registration of FIR under Sections 354, 354 (A), Section 34 and Section 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Dutta added that she felt "uncomfortable and embarrassed" as a result of his "inappropriate behaviour" and that he had "outraged her modesty". Additional Commissioner of Police, Manoj Kumar Sharma in interaction with PTI said, "We have registered a case against Patekar and others under section 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (Word, gesture or act meant to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC. But when it comes to standing up and doing something about what is happening in front of you, there are these evasive statements that don't make sense", she had said. "Before the shoot, I had clearly mentioned that I will not enact and/or perform any lewd or vulgar or uncomfortable steps in the particular song", she claimed in her statement.

Unable to concentrate, Dutta said, she contacted her parents and when they arrived, she left the studio in her vehicle.

Patekar has denied he misbehaved with Dutta on the sets of the film, calling her claims a "lie". He answered questions ranging from his birthday plans, upcoming projects, his unfulfilled dreams including sexual harassment at the workplace - the one question Bollywood hasn't been too keen on answering.

On the way out, her auto was attacked but with the help of the police she managed to escape from the spot, it added. Many parts of my complaint were deleted, omitted and avoided, she alleged.

Tanushree Dutta October by her lawyer Nitin Satpute to the police station, where she recorded her statement in regards to the harassment allegations against Patekar, following which the FIR was registered. Police sources said Dutta, along with two female witnesses, a hair-dresser and a make-up artist.

"The complainant has stated that more than 100 people were present on the set at the time when the offence took place".