The Mumbai Police, on Wednesday, summoned filmmaker Anurag Kashyap to appear before them on October 1, in connection to the sexual assault allegation against him.

According to reports, the director is expected to appear before the Versova police on Thursday, for questioning on the offence registered against him.

Actress Payal Ghosh accused the Bollywood filmmaker of allegedly ‘raping’ her seven years ago. In an exclusive interaction with Etimes, Payal’s lawyer Nitin Satpute said, ‘The written complaint that has been lodged is for the offence of rape, wrongful restrain, wrongful confinement, and outraging the modesty of women under sections 376, 354, 341, and 341.’

The actress accused the filmmaker of sexual misconduct, a charge Kashyap dismissed as “completely false.”

On Monday, Ghosh in a joint media press conference with Ramdas Athawale, president of the Republican Party of India (RPI), had demanded Kashyap’s arrest.

“Payal submitted a memorandum to the governor, seeking protection and arrest of Anurag Kashyap,” Athawale said.

He went on to add, “It has been eight days since she raised the issue with the police, but no action has been taken against Kashyap yet.”

Athawale on Monday met Mumbai’s joint commissioner of police (law and order) Vishwas Nangare Patil along with Ghosh, seeking action against the filmmaker.

The actress and Athawale also met the Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari to ‘present a memorandum’ and seek action against Kashyap.

Following the meeting, Athawale told reporters after the half-an-hour meeting with Koshyari that the governor has said he will speak with Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on the issue.


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