Nana Patekar, Ganesh Acharya, Rakesh Sarang and Samee Siddiqui have been booked under sections 354 and 509. Actor Nana Patekar, against whom an FIR has been filed based on a complaint by actress Tanushree Dutta, may not have to face the stricter provisions of the amended laws against sexual harassment as the alleged incident took place in 2008, when the offences he is booked for were bailable. An amendment to the law was made through the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, after protests across the country following the gangrape and death of a 23-year-old Delhi woman in December 2012. “The previous law dealing with sexual harassment was limited in its definition. The amendment has brought stringent provisions.
Source: Indian Express October 11, 2018 21:37 UTC