In less than a month after the Mumbai Police filed a closure report in the alleged #MeToo sexual harassment case lodged by Tanushree Dutta against actor Nana Patekar, the actress will now file a protest petition against the actor’s clean chit in the case.
Dutta has opposed the B-Summary report (filed when there is no evidence) filed by the Oshiwara police station. She was represented by advocate Nitin Satpute at Railway Mobile Court in Andheri, Mumbai.
“The court has granted her time to file a protest petition against the B-Summary report. Tanushree’s legal team was present, but not a single officer from the Oshiwara police station was in the court room at the time of hearing. The case has been adjourned to September 7,” said Satpute on Sunday.
In June, Mumbai Police spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner of Police Manjunath Shinge said: “Yes, we have filed a B-Summary Report before the court.”
The police move came after they reportedly did not find enough evidence in the matter, virtually ending the case as they cannot continue further investigations.
Satpute had said that they would challenge the police move in the matter.
The actress had lodged the complaint against Patekar in September 2018 accusing him of allegedly sexually harassing her over a decade ago, in 2008 during a shoot, but he had stoutly denied the charges levelled by her.