Film director Anurag Kashyap has reached Mumbai's Versova Police station. He is appearing before the police for questioning in connection with a sexual assault case filed against him by actor Payal Ghosh. She had accused him of assault earlier in September, sharing a Twitter post and urging Prime Minister Modi to take action.
Days later, Ghosh had filed a complaint before the Mumbai Police. 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.
More recently, on September 29, she met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Tuesday seeking Y-category security. The meeting took place at the Raj Bhavan and Payal was accompanied by Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale.
In her police complaint, the actress alleged that Kashyap raped her at a place on Yari Road in Versova in 2013. Kashyap for his part has denied the allegations. Taking to Twitter after Ghosh's initial comments, he had said, "I neither behave like this nor do I ever tolerate this at any price."
"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 had said on behalf of the filmmaker.