Anurag Kashyap has reached Versova Police station to file his assertion in reference to the alleged sexual assault case registered by a 30-year-old feminine actor towards him. A senior police officer had earlier confirmed to HT that they’ve summoned the 46-year-old filmmaker to hitch their probe.
The Mumbai Police registered an FIR towards Kashyap on September 22 after the actor alongside together with her lawyer Nitin Satpute approached them. In her police grievance, the actor has alleged that Kashyap raped her in 2013. Kashyap had dismissed the allegations, terming them as ‘baseless’.
On September 20, the actor had accused Kashyap of sexual misconduct. In her grievance to the police, she mentioned that in August 2013, the filmmaker referred to as her to his flat situated at Yari street, Andheri, Mumbai on the pretext of giving her work in his film. Kashyap then allegedly pushed her into a settee and put his hand on her mouth in order that she couldn’t scream for assist and sexually assaulted her.
Following her grievance a case below Sections 376 (I) (rape), 354 (assault or felony pressure to girl with intent to outrage her modesty,), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 342 (wrongful confinement) of Indian Penal Code was registered.
“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 had informed the media.
On Monday, the actor in a joint media press convention with Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale, had demanded that Kashyap ought to be arrested. The two had additionally met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan and introduced a memorandum, looking for safety and arrest of Kashyap.
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In a press release, Kashyap has denied the allegations, claiming that they have been ‘baseless’. “I neither behave like this nor do I ever tolerate this at any price,” he had mentioned. Many of his Bollywood colleagues together with Taapsee Pannu, ex-wife Kalki Koechlin had shared testimonies in his help.
(With ANI inputs)
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