The sexual harassment case filed against Bollywood musician Anu Malik has reportedly been closed. The National Commission for Women (NCW) closed the case “due to lack of communication/substantial evidence sought from the complainant”. Singer Sona Mohapatra who had been fighting against Anu Malik for months now, took to her Facebook handle to share a long detailed post slamming NCW for not having any concern for women who were traumatized by Malik's actions.
Sona recently expressed her disappointment on Twitter as there was no reply from NCW even after she wrote a long post and also submitted the details of the reports.
According to Mumbai Mirror, NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma said: “Responding to a complaint, we wrote to the complainant. She said she was travelling and whenever she returns, she will visit us. We waited for around 45 days. We had also asked for some documents, but after that she never responded. The complainant had informed us that there are more women who have complaints against Anu Malik and we told her that they can also file a complaint with us but none of them have responded yet. This is not a permanent closure of the case. If the complainant comes forward or brings more evidence or submits any kind of document, we can reopen it.”
Mohapatra, who has been a strong crusader of the MeToo movement, took to Twitter to slam the commission and Sony TV. In a long post, she wrote that the statement of the NCW chairperson about lack of communication was false. “I collated multiple testimonies painstakingly and mailed it to them within a few days of them asking for it.”