Yesterday we came across reports of the sexual harassment case against Anu Malik being closed by National Commission Of Women(NCW). The reports claimed that NCW closed the #MeToo case against Malik owing to the lack of communication and substantial evidence sought from the complainant.
Now lashing out at NCW, Sona Mohapatra has clearly stated that she did send testimonies of the victims and provided every detail she was asked about. She even accused NCW of being cryptic.
Sona took to her Twitter handle and presenting her side of the story said, “I just finished an event in Paris where I was representing India at an ISRO satellite launch by a European agency & came out elated with the response to my views and singing only to hear and read this heartbreaking news on social media. That statement of the NCW chairperson is wrong. I collated multiple testimonies painstakingly & mailed it to them within a few days of them asking for it. Got a one-line reply “Kindly send further submission (if any) regarding the complaint.” to my ten pages. No dear no regards, just the above.”
The singer further added, “I requested to speak to Ms Rekha Sharma to discuss it. Received one-liner, cryptic responses on mail to all. They made no effort to engage or connect with either me or Neha Bhasin or Shweta Pandit amongst several testimonies that were in the public domain. I believe in due process and systems and did exactly what I was asked to do. They could have shown some interest to write back or talk about the matter and actually meet us. They didn’t. What more documents can you provide in cases of sexual harassment and assault? Can we record or shoot it while it happens? Is that even possible?”
You can check her entire post here:
This. 👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/bTRDD038uv
— Sona Mohapatra (@sonamohapatra) January 17, 2020
Sona added that she won’t give up on this fight so easily and take it to her funeral pyre if required. She blamed both Anu and Sony TV for being a partner-in-crime.
Yesterday, a Mumbai Mirror report had claimed that NCW has closed the case for the time being due to lack of evidence and is willing to reopen it if complainants come forward with evidence.