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Mumbai police summons Anurag Kashyap in alleged sexual assault case

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 30 September 2020, 15:05 IST
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Anurag Kashyap, who has been accused by a female actor of rape, has been summoned to show up at the Versova police station on Thursday.

“Mumbai Police summons film director Anurag Kashyap (in file photo) asking him to appear at Versova Police station tomorrow at 11 am, in connection with the alleged sexual assault against actor,” ANI has reported.

The flimmaker in a statement by his legal representative, has called the claims baseless, “My client, Anurag Kashyap, has been deeply pained by the false allegations of sexual misconduct that have recently surfaced against him. These allegations are completely false, malicious and dishonest,” his lawyer said.

The actor who had lodged a rape case against the filmmaker , on Tuesday met Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari, calling for action against Anurag. She was accompanied by Rajya Sabha MP Ramdas Athawale. The two had also met Mumbai Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Vishwas Nangare Patil earlier in the week, seeking security for the actor.

Earlier, the actor had questioned the delay in arresting Anurag Kashyap, warning that she will go on a hunger strike if no action is taken.

Mumbai Police had registered an FIR against Anurag Kashyap after the actor accused him of sexual misconduct in 2013, an official stated. The First Information Report (FIR) was filed at Versova police station on 22nd September after the actor, along with her legal representative Nitin Satpute, approached the cops.

The FIR has lodged under variou sections of the 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, further stating that the investigation is underway.

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

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First published: 30 September 2020, 15:05 IST