In a fresh take on her recently repeated allegations against Nana Patekar, Tanushree Dutta’s 2008 complaint was re-investigated by the Cine and TV Artists Association and the organisation has said that the outcome was “not appropriate”.
“After going through Ms Tanushree Dutta’s complaint, which was filed with the then Executive Committee of CINTAA in March 2008, we feel that the decision taken in the Joint Dispute Settlement Committee of CINTAA & IFTPC (then known as AMPTPP) in July 2008 was not appropriate, as the chief grievance of sexual harassment wasn’t even addressed,” said a statement from CINTAA.
CINTAA have said they will reassure a similar decision is not come to again. The statement continued, “CINTAA stands strongly for the dignity and self respect of its members. Sexual harassment is a serious criminal offence, unfortunately CINTAA’s Constitution bars us from taking up any case which is more than three years old.”
“Hence we appeal to the authorities to take cognisance of Ms Dutta’s statements and conduct an impartial and speedy enquiry so that truth and justice may prevail. We also appeal to all our members to report any such incidents to us immediately. We are duty bound to give them our complete moral and legal support to ensure just and safe working conditions,” said statement ended.
Patekar has sent a legal notice to Dutta, demanding an apology.