FIR filed against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap after actor alleges rape

Kashyap will be called for questioning in connection with the alleged seven-year-old incident, an official said.

Written by September 23, 2020 19:21
Payal Ghosh to file FIR against Anurag Kashyap

New Delhi: The Mumbai Police have registered an FIR against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap after female actor Payal Ghosh accused him of sexual misconduct in 2013, an official said on. Anurag has dismissed the allegations as “baseless”.Wednesday.

The First Information Report (FIR) was registered at Versova police station late Tuesday night 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 underway.

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

Kashyap will be called for questioning in connection with the alleged seven-year-old incident, he said.

The actress and her lawyer earlier approached Oshiwara police station here on Monday, but they were asked to go to the Versova police station as the alleged incident took place under its area of jurisdiction, the official said.

Payal Ghosh to file FIR against Anurag Kashyap

They had approached the Oshiwara police as Kashyap’s office is located in that area.

Kashyap called the actor’s claim an attempt to “silence” him for his outspoken views. His lawyer earlier in a tweet said, “My client, Anurag Kashyap, has been deeply pained by the false allegations, these are completely false, malicious and dishonest.”