FIR in opposition to director Anurag Kashyap after actress alleges rape

Mumbai, September 23 

Mumbai Police have registered an FIR in opposition to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap after actress Payal Ghosh accused him of sexual misconduct in 2013, an official stated on Wednesday.

Kashyap has dismissed the allegations as “baseless”.

The First Information Report (FIR) was registered at Versova police station late Tuesday night time after the actress alongside along with her lawyer Nitin Satpute approached the police, the official stated.

The FIR was registered underneath Indian Penal Code Sections 376 (I) (rape), 354 (assault or prison power to girl with intent to outrage her modesty,), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 342 (wrongful confinement), the official stated, including that additional investigation is underway.

Kashyap will probably be known as for questioning in reference to the alleged seven-year-old incident, he stated.

In her police grievance, the actress alleged that Kashyap raped her at a spot on Yari Road in Versova in 2013.

The actress and her lawyer earlier approached Oshiwara police station right here on Monday, however they had been requested to go to the Versova police station because the alleged incident befell underneath its space of jurisdiction, the official stated.

They had approached the Oshiwara police as Kashyap’s workplace is situated in that space.

Satpute in a tweet late Tuesday night time stated, “Finally FIR has been lodged against Accused for the offence Rape, Wrongful Restrain, Wrongful Confinement and outraging modesty of woman.”

On Saturday, the actress took to Twitter, claiming that Kashyap was sexually inappropriate in direction of her, an allegation the director known as “baseless”.

Kashyap known as the actor’s declare an try and “silence” him for his outspoken views.

His lawyer earlier in a tweet stated, “My client, Anurag Kashyap, has been deeply pained by the false allegations, these are completely false, malicious and dishonest.” —PTI

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