Alok Nath Granted Bail In The Sexual Harassment Case Lodged By Vinta Nanda

Alok Nath Granted Bail In The Sexual Harassment Case Lodged By Vinta Nanda

Pallavi Manoj

The report read as such:

The offence against the actor has been registered on the basis of patently defamatory, false, malicious, derogatory and imaginary report of the first informant or complainant (Vinta Nanda). The report or complaint is inspired by the complainant’s personal vendetta towards him. The duo was working in the production unit of a television serial (in Mumbai) when they met Alok Nath in mid-80s, and a fast friendship developed between the three of them. He (Nath) proposed to Ashu in 1987 and they got married. Perhaps the complainant’s allegation against him (Nath) is inspired by the unrequited and unreciprocated love and affection that she (Nanda) had for him.

The judge’s report also stated that Vinta Nanda may have felt ‘secluded’ after both her friends were in a serious relationship.

The judge further noted,

It is to be noted that the complainant remembers the entire incident but does not remember the date and month of the incident. In view of all these facts, the possibility cannot be ruled out that the applicant has falsely been enroped in the crime.

While there is no time limitation to lodge the complaint for crimes under section 376 and 377 (unnatural offences) of the IPC, the court also observed that there was a delay of 20 years in filing the complaint. But the judge also addressed the reason for the late filing.