Mumbai, October 11: The Bollywood actress who accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment has issued a fresh statement alleging that police have not registered sexual harassment charges. The actress also alleged that the police had registered only the case regarding damage to the car. She also said that she was undergoing mental trauma due to the case. The beauty queen on Thursday registered a complaint against Patekar in Oshiwara police station.
The actress also registered the FIR against director Rakesh Sarang, producer Sami Siddiqui and choreographer Ganesh Acharya who were part of the film on the sets of which Patekar allegedly harassed her sexually. However, Additional Commissioner of Police, Manoj Kumar Sharma told news agency PTI that they had 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 intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of Indian Penal Code. #MeToo Movement: DCW Chief Swati Maliwal Supports Campaign, Says 'Women Should Come Forward to File Complaint'
Earlier, the Bollywood actress had also filed a complaint against Patekar with National Commission for Women (NCW). The beauty queen registered the complaint with the NCW after she received a legal notice from the actor. The #MeToo movement is gaining momentum in India after the actress raised her voice against the alleged sexual harassment by Patekar. Now after the actress, more women are coming out in the open to name and shame people who have sexually assaulted and harassed them.