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CINTAA expels Alok Nath amid rape allegations

The Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) said that it has expelled Alok Nath, a month after the actor was accused of rape by a writer-producer.

Vinta Nanda, best known for the hit ’90s TV show Tara, had accused Nath of raping her more than once 19 years ago.

In a statement released on Twitter, CINTAA, which has previously sent show-cause notice to Nath, said, “In view of the various allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Mr Alok Nath, after due diligence and consideration, the Executive Committee of CINTAA has decided to expel him from the Association.”

When contacted, Nath told agencies he is yet to receive any official communication. “I have not received anything from CINTAA yet,” he said.

Besides Nanda, actor Sandhya Mridul also accused Nath of sexual harassment at an outdoor shoot years ago. Nath, who has repeatedly denied the claims, has also filed defamation case against Nanda.

Nath is famous for shows like Buniyaad and films such as Hum Aapke Hain Koun! and Hum Saath Saath Hain.

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