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Maha commission seeks Patekar's response on Dutta's allegation

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has asked to appear before it or file his response in 10 days in connection with a complaint of alleged against him filed by

The commission's said it has taken cognizance of Dutta's complaint and sent notices to those named by her.

Dutta had accused Patekar of harassing her on the sets of a film in 2008 and also named others, including Ganesh Acharya, in her complaint. Patekar has rejected Dutta's allegations.

Rahatkar told reporters here notice has been sent to all those named by the

She said Dutta too has been asked to appear before the commission to provide it more information on her complaint.

The commission has also written to Mumbai police, seeking information on the action it had taken on Dutta's complaint.

Rahatkar said a number of complaints of harassment against women in production houses and film industry have been appearing, and the commission has asked them to set up internal bodies as prescribed by law to deal with such allegations.

A movement, on the lines of the Hollywood's #MeToo, has started after levelled the allegations against Nana Patekar, with more women sharing on their horrifying experiences of in the entertainment and

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 20:20 IST