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A day after police interrogation in the rape case, her lawyer Priyanka Khimani issued a statement on behalf of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. In which all the allegations against Anurag have been termed as false and baseless. According to the statement, Anurag was out of the country and the incident took place in August 2013 while the film was being shot in Sri Lanka.
Kashyap has submitted all the necessary documents related to his claim to the investigating authorities, the statement said. Earlier on Thursday, Anurag was interrogated for about 24 hours at Mumbai’s Versova police station. They reached the police station at 10 am and left after 6 pm.
Kashyap was in Sri Lanka in August 2013
“In the FIR lodged with the Versova police station, the actress alleged that my client Anurag Kashyap called her to his house in August 2013 and sexually assaulted her,” the lawyer said in a statement. Mr Kashyap has handed over all the necessary documents as evidence in the case, which shows that in August 2013, he was in Sri Lanka for a whole month in connection with the shooting of his film.
“Kashyap has categorically denied that such an incident ever took place and has also denied all the allegations leveled against him,” he said.
The complainant may change the story
Priyanka Khimani further said in the statement, “The plaintiff has been widely publicized by the complainant for the sudden and delayed allegation of this alleged incident in August 2013, which is intended to defame Anurag Kashyap. Anurag Kashyap is confident that the truth of the false allegation will come to the fore. Not only with the evidence of Kashyap’s presentation, but also through repeated changes in the media by the complainant. ‘
‘Anurag Kashyap is now concerned that the false allegations sent by the complainant have now got the basis of the FIR, it may also change the sequence of events during the subsequent investigation process.
Kashyap is upset and upset over the allegations
The statement further said, “Anurag Kashyap is saddened to see the false and foolish allegations leveled against him. It has hurt him, his family and his fans as well. Anurag Kashyap is committed to using all the legal remedies available to him. Anurag has vehemently denied any such incident, and has also demanded strict action against the complainant for misusing the criminal justice system and disliking the Mitu movement in disguise. Anurag Kashyap is confident that he will get justice.
There was an 8-hour interrogation on Thursday
Earlier in the day, Anurag Kashyap was questioned for 24 hours in the case. According to sources, in a statement given to the police, Anurag dismissed the allegation of sexual abuse of actress Payal Ghosh. Anurag said he never called Payal to his home in Versova. I know him professionally. But for a long time there was no conversation or meeting.
During the interrogation, Anurag further said that he was surprised to learn that Payal had accused him. He told police that all of Pawel’s allegations were false and baseless. There is no truth in these at all. This is a conspiracy against me. However, the police want to know when and why they will conspire against them. Anurag could not give any clear answer about this.
Mumbai police issued summons to Anurag
On Tuesday, Mumbai police summoned Anurag Kashyap for questioning. Police summoned them and told them that they should not leave Mumbai without permission. Earlier on September 22, actress Payal Ghosh had filed a rape case against Anurag. He alleged that Anurag raped him in 2013 at a place on Curry Road in Versoir.