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Entertainment#MeToo movement: Alok Nath files defamation case against Vinta Nanda

#MeToo movement: Alok Nath files defamation case against Vinta Nanda

In a social media post on Monday, Nanda had alleged that the actor had raped her 19 years ago. Although she did not name Nath in her post, she referred to him as the actor who is known as the "most Sanskari person" in the field of acting

Mumbai: Actor Alok Nath and his Ashu Saturday filed a complaint in a local court seeking proceedings to be initiated against writer- Vinta Nanda for accusing him of rape.

“We have requested the court to order police to investigate the allegations. The allegations are meant to tarnish our client’s image. We do not want money. We are seeking only a monetary compensation of one rupee,” Alok Nath’s lawyer Ashok Saraogi said.

In the complaint filed before the Andheri metropolitan magistrate, Nath and his sought a direction to the suburban Amboli police station to take cognisance of the letter sent by them in which they sought proceedings against Nanda.

In a social media post on Monday, Nanda had alleged that the actor had raped her 19 years ago. Although she did not name Nath in her post, she referred to him as the actor who is known as the “most Sanskari person” in the field of acting.

Other than Nanda, actors Deepika Amin and Sandhya Mridul have shared their accounts of being harassed by Nath. Renuka Shahne and Himani Shivpuri have said that Nath’s predatory behaviour on sets was a known fact in the industry.

Nath is known for playing characters endorsing ‘moral values’ in films such as Maine Pyaar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun!,  and Vivah.

Nath’s lawyer Ashok Sarogi, in a press conference on Thursday, had refuted the allegations and said they were baseless and devoid of any merit.

The complaint filed by the couple says, “The complainants (Nath and Ashu) have on 12 October addressed a letter to the Amboli police seeking action under sections 499 (defamation) and 500 of the Indian Penal Code against Nanda.”

The police, however, said since the offences are non-cognisable in nature, it would be appropriate if an order is passed by the concerned court of law, it said.

“We are, hence, seeking the court to pass necessary direction to the Amboli police station in-charge to take cognisance of their complaint and hold an inquiry,” the complaint said.

“The complainants have suffered grave and irreparable loss, harm and injury which could never be compensated in terms of money,” the complaint read.

It added that because of Nanda’s post, which although did not name Nath but subsequently he was named by others, Ashu and Nath have been victimised unnecessarily by way of of their reputation in the society.

 

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