Do I have to die to get the proceedings going: Payal Ghosh slams Mumbai Police for not taking action against Anurag Kashyap in her rape case


In September, Bollywood actress Payal Ghosh had accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of rape. She had alleged that Kashyap raped her in 2013. On October 1, Kashyap appeared before the Mumbai Police in the same sexual assault case. However, no action was further taken. Now, Payal has alleged inaction on part of the Mumbai Police. She took to Twitter to say that four months have passed since an FIR was registered in the case but no action has been taken yet.

“It’s been 4 months and no action has been taken against #AnuragKashyap inspite of me providing evidence. Do I have to die to get the proccedings going?,” she wrote on Twitter.

“It’s been a while and @mumbaipolice hasn’t done it’s best. An earnest request . It’s a matter of women and we should be aware of what examples we are setting,” she wrote in a follow-up tweet.

On October 2, Anurag had denied all allegations through a statement provided by his lawyer. "Mr. Kashyap has denied all wrongdoing in the matter and has provided his statement to the police. The material provided by Mr. Kashyap, in support of his statement, demonstrates that the complaint of Ms. Ghosh is an outright lie. Mr. Kashyap has provided documentary proof of the fact that throughout August 2013 he was away in Sri Lanka in connection with the shooting of one of his films. Mr. Kashyap has categorically denied that any such alleged incident ever took place and has also denied all allegations levelled against him," the statement read.

Stating that Anurag vehemently denies any incident of this nature, the statement mentioned, "Mr. Kashyap vehemently denies any such incident, as has been alleged, and has sought for severe action against (the actress) for misusing the criminal justice system and for hijacking the Me Too Movement for her ulterior motives. Mr. Kashyap is confident that justice will prevail."

(Source: Twitter)