Arrest Kashyap in rape case or face protest: Ramdas Athawale to Mumbai Police

Mumbai, September 28

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Monday said his party RPI(A) will stage a protest if the police did not arrest filmmaker Anurag Kashyap in a week in connection with rape charges levelled against him by an actress.

Athawale, who met Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Vishwas Nangare Patil along with the actress here, told reporters he would write to Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh seeking protection for her.

The Mumbai Police will be responsible if something wrong happens to the victim, said the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment.

The Rajya Sabha MP said he would also pen a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the issue and added his party, too, will give protection to the actress.

I have seen the police taking immediate action and nabbing accused in cases of atrocities against women but Kashyap has not nabbed yet, he said.

“I have instructed the police to ensure no injustice is meted out to her,” Athawale said after meeting Nangare Patil.

“My party will also give her protection,” he said, adding that his party will stage a protest if Kashyap is not arrested in seven days.

The rape case against Kashyap was lodged last week.

The 48-year-old filmmaker has denied all charges. PTI

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