The hearing in the case is now kept on September 7,” Satpute said. The ‘B Summary’ report also absolved Acharya, Siddiqui and Sarang of the charges. Her complaint against Patekar sparked a nationwide #MeToo movement on social media. Dutta’s advocate Nitin Satpute told the magistrate court on Saturday that they were opposing the police’s ‘B Summary’ report. Tanushree Dutta, in her complaint filed in October 2018, accused Nana Patekar of harassing and misbehaving with her while shooting a song on the sets of the film Horn Ok Pleasss in 2008. The accused were booked under Indian Penal Code sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), but no arrest has been made so far
On June 12, the suburban Oshiwara police filed a ‘B Summary’ report before a metropolitan magistrate in Andheri. “The court has granted us time to file an affidavit or petition opposing the ‘B Summary’ report of the police. In the complaint, Dutta also alleged that during the shooting of the song sequence, Patekar inappropriately touched her even after she clearly mentioned that she would not perform lewd, vulgar or uncomfortable steps. The magistrate had then directed Dutta to present her reply to the police’s report. Based on her complaint, a case was registered against Patekar and three others — choreographer Ganesh Acharya, film’s producer Samee Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang — for allegedly molesting Dutta on the sets of the movie. A ‘B-Summary’ report is filed when police does not find any evidence against the accused to file a charge sheet and seek trial.