FIR registered against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap

Director Anurag Kashyap   | Photo Credit: AP

Mumbai police has registered an First Information Report (FIR) against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap after an actor accused him of raping her in 2013.

The FIR was registered by the Versova police station under Sections 376 (punishment for rape); 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty); 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint); and 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement) of the Indian Penal Code. The complaint filed by the actor alleges that the director raped her at her house in Yari Road in 2013.

Advocate Nitin Satpute, the complainant’s lawyer, told The Hindu, “FIR has been lodged against accused for the offence of rape, wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement and outraging the modesty of woman.”

On September 19, the actor had tweeted: “Mr Kashyap has forced himself on me and extremely badly. Narendra Modiji kindly take action and let the country see the demon behind this creative guy. I am aware that it can harm me and my security is at risk. Pls help!”

In a Twitter statement put out by Mr. Kashyap’s lawyer Priyanka Khimani on September 21, the filmmaker said, “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. It is sad that a social movement as important as #metoo movement has been co-opted by vested interests and reduced to a mere tool for character assassination. Fictitious allegations of this nature seriously undermine the movement and seek to unconscionably trade upon the pain and trauma of actual victims of sexual harassment and abuse. My client has been fully advised of his rights and remedies in law and intends to pursue them to the fullest extent.”

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