Alok Nath who was accused of rape and sexual harassment by television writer/producer, Vinta Nanda, has been granted anticipatory bail in the case.
Alok, who was the lead actor in TV serial Tara in which Vinta was the writer and producer, had recently been granted anticipatory bail in the case by the Sessions Court at Dindoshi in Mumbai.
He had gone into hiding after Vinta registered a complaint against him in October at the Oshiwara Police Station for sexually assaulting her nearly two decades back.
Alok had earlier maintained his silence, and refused to answer any of the questions that were put before him.
Now after surfacing again, he did say a few things about the allegations, but added that he would reveal more when he is able to speak about the case.
“The honourable court and my lawyers have advised me to keep completely silent for now. In fact I’ve been quiet throughout. Maybe, some words escaped my mouth in my state of angst. But otherwise I’ve been lying absolutely low for the last three months,” IANS quoted Alok as saying.
“It is not right for me to make any comment at the moment. But yes, we (Alok and his team of lawyers) got anticipatory bail, and we’re very grateful for that. Now, when I am in a position to speak I will have a heart-to-heart with you,” he stated.
He did however speak about his wife Ashu, who has stood by him throughout, calling her his pillar of strength.
“She has been a pillar of strength for me. I am grateful to God that in my journey she has been my co-traveller throughout. She has been with me always. And my truth is her truth, and that’s God’s truth. So I am grateful to God for that,” he said.
Upon being asked about what his next legal move would be, he said it all depends on the court order.
“I cannot preempt anything right now. But one thing I can tell you. This battle will reach its logical conclusion, and the truth, whatever it is, will be revealed,” he added.