Six month ban on #MeToo accused

The Me Too accused Alok Nath has got a six-month ban from The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) for failing to show up for  POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) inquiry.

“We have seriously taken the sexual harassment of our member director Vinita Nanda and shared it with the POSH committee, which investigated the complaint in the spirit of POSH Act and in compliance of principles of natural justice, equity and fair play,” Ashoke Pandit, President of IFTDA, said in a statement.

“The committee in exercise of its power under POSH to summon a person for investigation had called Alok Nath. However, he refused to participate in the POSH inquiry despite three opportunities. “Alok has blatantly challenged the ICC (Internal Complaints Committee) and defied the summons to attend before the ICC. Therefore, he has refused to co-operate with the mandate of IFTDA to provide secure work place for women. On recommendations of IFTDA’s POSH Committee to mother body, FWICE has issued six months non-cooperation directive to the actor,” he added.