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Anurag Kashyap to appear before police to answer questions related to the allegations brought by Payal Ghosh

Kashyap to face police probe regarding the charges of sexual assault slapped on him

Monday, 5th October 2020


Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has been called to Versova Police Station where the police recorded his statement in relation to the allegation of sexual assault brought against him by Payal Ghosh, an actor. After the actor lodged her complaint the filmmaker Kashyap have been summoned to be a part of their probe, reported a police officer. An FIR was registered against Anurag Kashyap by the Mumbai Police on the 22nd of September. Payal Ghosh and Nitin Satpute, her lawyer approached the police with the complaint that the filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, aged 46 years had molested and raped her in the year 2013. Kashyap denied all the charges saying that it is all ‘baseless’.

 

On the 20th of September, the actor had brought the charges of sexual misconduct against Anurag Kashyap. In her complaint she wrote that in the month of August, 2013, Kashyap called the actor home. His apartment was located on the Yari Road; Andheri-Mumbai. The filmmaker told her that he wanted to discuss a movie project with her where she would be playing a role. But, his intention was different. He threw her on a couch, inserted his hand into her mouth to stop her from screaming for help and then went on to assault her sexually.

Following the actor’s complaint a case was filed under Sections 376 (I) (rape), 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC.

 

“I request the authorities to kindly take action and let the country see the demon behind this creative guy. I am aware that it can harm me and my security is at risk. I am seeking action against him,” she gave a statement to the media.

 

On Monday, the actor along with Ramdas Athawale, the Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, demanded through a joint press conference that Anurag Kashyap must be arrested. The two also had a meeting with Bhagat Singh Koshyari, the Governor of Maharashtra at the Raj Bhavan and there they had produced a memorandum, seeking for Kashyap’s arrest.

 

In his statement, the filmmaker has dismissed all the allegations, declaration that it is all very ‘baseless’. “I neither behave like this nor do I ever tolerate this at any price,” he said. Several colleagues of his from Bollywood including actor Taapsee Pannu, his ex-wife Kalki Koechlin supported him through their respective testimonies.

 

 

Source: Hindustan Times 


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