Payal Ghosh, Anurag Kashyap, actress, FIR, Mumbai, Payal Ghosh Anurag Kashyap

FIR filed against Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for ‘raping’ actress

Mumbai Police have registered an FIR against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap after actress Payal Ghosh accused him of sexual misconduct in 2013, an official said on September 23, 2020.

Anurag Kashyap has dismissed the allegations as “baseless”. The First Information Report (FIR) was registered at Versova police station late Tuesday night after the actress along with her lawyer Nitin Satpute approached the police, the official was quoted as saying in a report.

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.

Payal Ghosh, Anurag Kashyap, actress, FIR, Mumbai, Payal Ghosh Anurag Kashyap

Kashyap will be called for questioning in connection with the alleged seven-year-old incident, he said. In her police complaint, the actress alleged that Kashyap raped her at a place on Yari Road in Versova in 2013.

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

Satpute in a tweet late Tuesday night said, “Finally FIR has been lodged against Accused for the offence Rape, Wrongful Restrain, Wrongful Confinement and outraging modesty of woman.” Kashyap called the actor’s claim an attempt to “silence” him for his outspoken views.

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