Fri. Jul 30th, 2021
Anurag Kashyap denies 'rape' charges, says 'will take severe action against Payal Ghosh'

Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has categorically denied rape allegations levelled by actor Payal Ghosh and sought “serious action” towards her for “hijacking” the “Me As well motion”, his attorney explained on Friday.

The suburban Versova police registered a 1st Information and facts Report (FIR) towards Kashyap (48) on September 22 immediately after Ghosh, in a compliant, alleged that he had raped her in 2013.

Kashyap has categorically denied that any this kind of alleged incident ever took spot, his attorney Priyanka Khimani explained in a statement.

The police have invoked IPC sections 376 (I) (rape), 354 (assault on female with intent to outrage her modesty), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 342 (wrongful confinement) in the situation.

Kashyap was on Thursday questioned by the police in connection with the rape situation for practically eight hrs.

The director-producer has sought “serious action” towards the actor for misusing the criminal justice procedure and for “hijacking” the “Me As well Motion” for ulterior motives, the attorney explained in the statement.

The statement explained Kashyap has presented documentary evidence to the police to set up that all through August 2013, when the alleged crime took spot, he was away in Sri Lanka in connection with a movie shoot.

It demonstrates that the complaint of the actress is an “outright lie”, she extra. The attorney claimed that belated allegations have been extensively publicised by Ghosh for the goal of “vilifying” Kashyap.

The movie-maker is assured that “the falsity of the complaint has been exposed,” not only by the proof presented by him but also the ever-shifting edition of occasions place forth by Ghosh in the media, Khimani explained.

As per the statement, Kashyap intends to vigorously pursue the legal treatments out there to him. 


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