Tanushree seeks narco test for Nana and oth­ers named in sex­ual ha­rass­ment case

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -


Tanushree Dut­ta­sub­mit­ted an ap­pli­ca­tion to the Am­boli po­lice se­nior in­spec­tor seek­ing ar­rest and car­ry­ing out of nar­co­anal­y­sis, brain-map­ping and lie di­rec­tor tests on ac­tor Nana Patekar and oth­ers named in acase of sex­ual ha­rass­ment. The oth­ers in­clude chore­og­ra­pher Ganesh Acharya, pro­ducer Samee Sid­diqui and di­rec­tor Rakesh Sarang. The ap­pli­ca­tion, through ad­vo­cate Nitin Sat­pute, said they were highly in­flu­en­tial with good po­lit­i­cal con­nec­tions, hence, there was ev­ery pos­si­bil­ity to put un­due pres­sure, fear, and in­flu­ence wit­nesses. It claimed wit­nesses were will­ing to record state­ments but were un­able as they were scared of the ac­cused.

The plea said, “My client says the ac­cused are deny­ing charges be­fore me­dia and they may put pres­sure on wit­nesses, or ac­cused may pro­duce bo­gus wit­nesses to record neg­a­tive state­ments against the complainant, there­fore fair in­ves­ti­ga­tion has to be car­ried out by con­duct­ing nar­co­anal­y­sis, brain-map­ping and lie de­tec­tor test of ac­cused and wit­nesses sup­port­ing them.”

Mean­while, TV artistes’ as­so­ci­a­tion CINTAA ac­cepted Dutta’s let­ter au­tho­ris­ing Sat­pute to rep­re­sent her and re­vive her 2008 com­plaint.

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