Finally, Bollywood actor Nana Patekar has been offered clean chit due to the lack of evidence to file a charge sheet despite filing a 'B-Summary' report. Dutta's lawyer Nitin Satpute filed her 'protest petition' before a metropolitan magistrate's court in Andheri.
The petition demanded the court to file a case against the investigating officer as he has been accused of filing a false report and the case should be registered against him by the Anti Corruption Bureau. The reports in Mid-Day also claimed that the case sought narco-analysis of all the accused and the investigating officer.
Dutta further urged the court to hand over the investigation to the Crime Branch of Mumbai Police.
The lack of evidence to prosecute Patekar was the key factor throughout the whole trial. In retrospect, on June 12, 2019, the Oshiwara Police filed a report before Andheri magistrate court which mentioned that the case of sexual harassment filed by Tanushree Dutta against co-actor Nana Patekar was false. Tanushree had claimed that the incident took place on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss in 2008.
The court also considered statements from two key eyewitnesses and claimed that the duo was standing several feet apart and weren’t even dancing together. Their testimonial proved to be the key to the police, as they filed a closure report dismissing the allegations of sexual harassment and misbehaviour, last week.