The Mumbai Police on Wednesday registered a First Information Report against actor Alok Nath based on a complaint by writer-producer Vinta Nanda, who has accused him of rape. “The Oshiwara Police has filed an FIR against Alok Nath under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code [rape],” Additional Commissioner of Police Manoj Sharma, said according to ANI.
On October 17, Nanda had filed a complaint at the Oshiwara police station, days after going first going public with her story in a Facebook post. Nanda accused Nath of raping her in her home nearly two decades ago, not long after he was sacked from the popular 1990s television show Tara for harassing its lead actress.
On October 15, Alok Nath had filed a civil defamation suit against Nanda for accusing him of rape and sought a written apology. The actor had also sought compensation of Re 1.
Days after Nanda spoke out about the rape, actor Sandhya Mridul had accused Nath of sexually harassing her years ago while another actor, Deepika Amin, had said in a Facebook post that Nath had harassed her during a telefilm shoot.
Last week, the Cine & TV Artists Association said it had expelled Nath after allegations of rape against him.
Since October 5, dozens of women, including journalists, have taken to social media to give detailed accounts of the sexual harassment and misconduct they have faced over the years.