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Anurag Kashyap appears before Mumbai Police in rape case

Oct. 1, 2020, 4:52 p.m.

New Dehi: Mumbai Police on Thursday grilled filmmaker Anurag Kashyap over sexual charges assault charges filed by an actor. 

Anurag Kashyap has called the allegations on him ‘baseless’ in a statement made by his lawyer. “My client, Anurag Kashyap, has been deeply pained by the false allegations of sexual misconduct that have recently surfaced against him. These allegations are completely false, malicious and dishonest,” Priyanka Khimani, anurag’s lawyer had said in a statement.

The actor, who had filed a case against Kashyap, met Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari, and demanded action against the filmmaker. She was accompanied by Rajya Sabha MP Ramdas Athawale. The two had also met Mumbai Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Vishwas Nangare Patil, seeking security for the actor.

The actor questioned the delay in arresting Kashyap, and also gave a warning that she will go on a hunger strike if no action is taken.

An FIR against Anurag after the actor accused him of sexual misconduct in 2013, has been filed by Mumbai police, an official said. The First Information Report (FIR) was registered at Versova police station on September 22 after the actor, along with her lawyer Nitin Satpute, approached the police, the official said.

The FIR was registered under Indian Penal Code Sections 376 (I) (rape), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 342 (wrongful confinement), the official said, adding that further investigation is yet to be done.

In the police complaint, the actor alleged that Kashyap raped her at a place on Yari Road in Versova in 2013.

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