Court rejected application by Nath’s wife seeking an injunction order against writer.
Mumbai: Mumbai police on Friday recorded statement of writer-producer Vinta Nanda at Oshiwara police station in Mumbai. Ms Nanda has filed an application to register an FIR against actor Alok Nath on allegations of sexual harassment and rape.
In a related development, a local court rejected an application filed by actor Alok Nath’s wife seeking an injunction order against Ms Nanda who had accused him of rape.
On October 8, Ms Nanda had spoken out on social media, detailing the alleged incident that occurred 19 years ago. On October 18, she had submitted a written application to the Oshiwara police, seeking an FIR against Mr Nath.
“The police have recorded my statement and will follow the normal procedure. I am not sure when exactly an FIR will be filed. However, I am grateful to the police for being so patient and supportive towards me during the entire procedure,” said Ms Nanda.
Ms Nanda reached the police station at around 11 am on Friday and left around 7 pm after the police completed their inquiries.
Senior police inspector Shailesh Pasalwar, Oshiwara police station said, “Inquries into the matter are underway and registration of an FIR depends on the result of further inquries.”
On being asked whether Mr Nath would be summoned for questioning, Mr Pasalwar said, “Everything depends on our investigations. If the need is felt, we might call him for inquiry.”
In the application filed in the Dindoshi court, Nath’s wife had sought that Ms Nanda be directed to refrain from speaking to the media or making statements against the actor. According to Nath’s lawyer, Ashok Saraogi, the court said it could not pass an injunction order against Ms Nanda at this stage in the proceedings.
“The interim injunction against Nanda, was sought in the defamation suit filed by Nath and his wife. The suit will be heard later by the court,” the lawyer said.