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Alok Nath's casual attitude to sexual assault charges 'shows such men's mentality': Swati Maliwal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Chairperson Tuesday said Alok Nath's "casual" attitude in responding to allegations of "shows the mentality of such men who believe they would be let off easily".

She quoted according to which Nath said: "Neither I am denying this nor do I agree with it. It (rape) must have happened, but someone else would have done it. Well, I do not want to talk much about it. As for the matter, if it has come out, it will be stretched.

"However, we only have to hear to women's stand because they are considered weak," he reportedly said.

He was responding to allegations levelled by Vinta Nanda, who accused the "most Sanskaari person", as the is known, of raping her more than once 19 years ago.

Nanda, best known for the TV show "Tara", gave a detailed account of the alleged assaults in a lengthy post Monday night, the latest expose in the #MeToo movement sweeping

said the "casual attitude of in responding to allegations of such a serious offence shows the mentality of men who believe they would be let off easily".

She said the complainant should file a case against the accused in the case.

Supporting the #MeToo movement, said, "Finally, women are hitting out at their accusers, and it is a very welcome move.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 18:50 IST