Mumbai : The Oshiwara Police on Wednesday booked Bollywood actor Alok Nath for rape under section 376 for allegedly raping a woman. The case was registered after producer Vinta Nanda filed a complaint through #Metoo platform against the veteran actor.
A senior officer in Mumbai police said that they had booked actor Alok Nath on the basis of a written complaint filed by Vinta Nanda in October. The actor has been booked under section 376 of Indian Penal Code (rape).
Vinta Nanda had posed about her ordeal on #MeToo platform narrating her horrifying story. She was the writer and producer of teleserial “Tara” in the 90s, in which Nath played a lead role. Following the allegations, the Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) had issued a notice to the veteran actor, seeking his stand on the rape allegations made against him.
#MetToo impact Actor Alok Nath booked for rape
Earlier actor Alok Nath had sued Vinta Nanda for defamation and had asked for a written apology. On the other hand, Vinta Nanda filed a police complaint against the actor with Oshiwara Police Station in October.
Vinta Nanda’s lawyer Dhruti Kapadia said, “After enquiring about the case for almost a month, the cops have taken her final statement last night and booked Alok Nath under section 376 (rape) and 377 (Unnatural offences) of IPC. We demand that Alok Nath be arrested immediately