Police close #MeToo case against Nana Patekar, Tanushree reacts

The sexual harassment case against actor Nana Patekar filed by Tanushree Dutta was closed due to lack of evidence. Mumbai police closed the case citing lack of evidence. "There is no evidence to prosecute actor Nana Patekar of charges of molestation as lodged against him by former actor Tanushree Dutta," the Oshiwara police told the Andheri magistrate court on Thursday. 

In their closure report, police claimed that the witnesses failed to build a strong case in the matter and prosecute Patekar. Moreover, some of the eyewitnesses named by Dutta's lawyer Nitin Satpute could not recollect what happened long time back on the set of ‘OK Horn Pleaseee’. Senior police inspector of Oshiwara police station, Shailesh Pasalwad confirmed, “We have filed a closure report which states that evidence or statements related to the case could not point out Patekar at fault."

Dutta, who ignited the #MeToo movement in India by speaking against Nana Patekar said in a statement after the police verdict."A corrupt police force and legal system gave clean chit to an even more corrupt person Nana who was accused even in the past by several women from the film Industry." Dutta said in a press statement.

Along with Patekar, the FIR also named choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Samee Siddique and director Rakesh Sarang. They were booked under section 354 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code.