Tanushree Dutta's sexual harassment allegations against Nana Patekar triggered the #MeToo movement in the country. A few days ago, the actress filed an FIR against Nana Patekar, Ganesh Acharya, Samee Siddiqui and Rakesh Sarang at the Oshiwara Police Station. The four have been booked 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 the IPC [Indian Penal Code].
Now, the latest development in the case is that Tanushree wants Nana and other co-accused to undergo a lie-detector test. According to NDTV, Nitin Satpute, Tanushree's advocate submitted an application on Saturday at the Oshiwara police station asking Nana Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Samee Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang to be made to undergo a narco-analysis test, brain mapping test and also, a lie-detector test.
Nitin Satpute also went to add that the accused individuals were "highly influential and high profile" with "good political connections." Thus, in his opinion, it was possible that they might put "undue pressure, fear, coercion and influence" on the witnesses of the case. "The witnesses will step forward to record their statement only after the accused are arrested," Nitin Satpute said while speaking to NDTV.
In the meanwhile, Nana Patekar has denied all the charges levied against him. He has said time and again, "I said this ten years ago. A lie is a lie." Soon after the alleged case, which took place on March 26, 2008 on the sets of Horn 'Ok' Pleassss, Tanushree had spoken up about the incident, and Nana had then also claimed that he hadn't done anything.
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