NCW issues notices to Mahesh Bhatt & 5 others for allegedly endorsing firm accused of exploiting girls

The meeting has been adjourned to next date, ie, on August 18 at 11.30 AM

Guwahati: Based on a complaint filed by Yogita Bhayana, founder of ‘PARI’, the National Commission for Women (NCW) issued a notice to Mahesh Bhatt, Urvashi Rautela, Esha Gupta, Rannvijay Singha, Mouni Roy, Prince Narula for allegedly endorsing firm accused of exploiting girls.

Informing about the notice, Chairman, NCW, Rekha Sharma took to Twitter saying, “Issued a notice to @MaheshNBhatt @UrvashiRautela @eshagupta2811@rannvijaysingha @Roymouni @princenarula88 for recording of witness statements on a complaint received from Ms @yogitabhayana, Founder @pariforindia, alleging sexual and mental assault on several girls by Promoter of IMG Ventures, Mr Sunny Verma and his accomplice. Despite directing to appear before the Commission and intimating the same through all possible modes of communication, these people have neither bothered to respond nor attended the scheduled meeting. NCW has taken serious note of their non-appearance. The meeting has been adjourned to next date, ie, on August 18 at 11.30 AM. You will be sent formal notices again and non-appearance will be followed by action as per our procedures.”

Meanwhile, Bollywood Actress, Esha Gupta responding to notice tweets back urging Union Minister Smriti Irani to intervene into the matter, she said, “Respected ma’am, @sharmarekha, as a woman, I would stand by any woman who has been wronged. But if no information has reached to us,then why is my name dragged here. I am ready to cooperate and not ashamed, hence making it public here. @smritiirani.”

https://twitter.com/eshagupta2811/status/1291359546607362057

Reacting to the above tweet, NCW Chairman Rekha Sharma replied, "Esha we are only saying we want to inquire and because you were part of a campaign for the company in question, we will be asking few questions. My office emailed you and others on Id available on net."

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