Payal Ghosh harassment case: Mumbai Police to record Anurag Kashyap's statement

Payal Ghosh harassment case: Mumbai Police to record Anurag Kashyap's statement

After model Payal Ghosh alleged that Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap sexually harassed her in 2014, threatened to go on a hunger strike. 

Acting on the same, the Mumbai police has now decided to record Kashyap’s statement in the harassment case. Payal had recently asked why the accused has not been booked even when she has filed a case against him. The police will take the decision on Tuesday as to when will they call Anurag Kashyap for questioning.

Meanwhile, advocate Nitin Satpute, lawyer of actress Payal Ghosh, says as the next legal step filmmaker Anurag Kashyap should be arrested for sexual misconduct with his client.

Payal had filed an FIR against Kashyap on Tuesday at Versova Police station in the city, accusing Kashyap of sexual misconduct in 2014.

"An FIR has been lodged against accused of the offense rape, wrongful restrain, wrongful confinement and outraging the modesty of woman -- U/S 376(1), 354, 341, 342 of IPC," the lawyer mentioned. Asked what the next legal step would be, Satpute told IANS: "I am clearing everything here. Right now I am heading to the police station, and so far I would like to mention, our priority is to get Kashyap arrested, because the offense is non-bailable. We have lodged FIR and we have not received any response from Kashyap. We do not want any response but we want the police to arrest him."

"Under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) we are filing another case on the ground of his involvement in child sexual abuse. We have seen the video that has surfaced on the internet, where he admits his involvement in child sexual abuse," Satpute claimed.

(With inputs from IANS)

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