Former Indian Idol 11 judge Anu Malik has been making headlines from a few months now because of the MeToo cases going on him. Also, he was recently sacked from the show owing to the cases.
He is back in the news, as the #MeToo case filed against him has been shut. Yes, reportedly, the case against him has been closed.
According to media reports, the National Commission for Women (NWC) has decided to close the case on account of a lack of communication or substantial evidence on the part of the complainant.
The media report also states that Barnali Shome, Under Secretary (NCW) wrote a letter to Madhuri Malhotra, the Head, Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt Ltd on January 3, 2020.
It stated that the commission had taken notice of Mohapatra’s tweet, wherein it was alleged that Malik was made a judge for youth on National TV dismissing testimonies of a few women of sexual assault.
The letter mentioned that the Commission has closed the case due to a lack of communication or substantial evidence sought from the complainant. However, Chairperson of NCW, Rekha Sharma mentioned that they’re willing to reopen the case, provided that the complainant comes forward with more evidence.
For those unaware, sexual abuse cases were filed against Anu Malik by Sona Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, Caralisa Monteiro, Shweta Pandit. Mohapatra took to her social media handles to raise her voice and slam the makers for allowing Anu to again sit on the judge’s chair despite the serious allegations against him.