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Will move HC if action not taken: Tanushree Dutta's lawyer

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Tanushree Dutta's lawyer on Saturday said that the actress will move the High Court if the police failed to take adequate action against the accused.

Addressing the media, Advocate Nitin Satpute said, "We have all evidence of the incident and will move the High Court if proper action is not taken by the police."

On being asked why did the actress filed a complaint ten years late, Satpute said, "Tanushree had tried to lodge an FIR against Nana Patekar, Ganesh Acharya, the director and producer of the movie in 2008 but police made fool of her by registering a case only against the incident of attack on her vehicle and didn't mention anyone's name"

He added, "Since she doesn't know Marathi she was unaware of it. Moreover, she was also in depression due to the harassment that she had undergone. Now that Tanushree has recovered she decided to take action and registered a case against them."

Satpute further said that during the shooting of a special dance number, Patekar was touching Dutta inappropriately on pretext of teaching her some steps.

A case has been filed under section 354(criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354A (physical contact and advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures), 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) and section 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.

Patekar on Saturday, refuted the allegations and said that "a lie will remain a lie."

Tanushree has also been slapped with a legal notice by Patekar.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 06:40 IST