Monday, May 20, 2024

‘Kashyap should be arrested soon’: Athawale lends support to Payal Ghosh

Actor Payal Ghosh, who has filed a rape complaint against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, is beginning to get some serious political support now.

Ramdas Athawale, president of the Republic Party of India (RPI) has joined voice with Payal who has been asking the Mumbai police why Kashyap has not even been interrogated despite she filing a case against him.

Athawale, a Rajya Sabha MP, is also a minister of state for Social Justice and Empowerment in the Modi government.

“She ha dared to complain against Anurag Kashyap. Many actors came out in support of him, but Kashyap hasn’t assaulted them. This is about Payal Ghosh and her experience. She will get protection from my party. We are hoping for action against the accused soon. I will be writing to Amit Shah soon. Kashyap should be arrested soon.”

Athawale said they are giving a 7-day ultimatum to Mumbai Police to arrest Kashyap or RPI will start protests across Mumbai. Ghosh said, “I have risked my career to talk about this. It takes courage to speak about this. Would request everyone to not fear and come out and speak.”

The actor and her lawyer Nitin Satpute reached the police station on Sunday, demanding a quick probe, six days after she filed a FIR against Kashyap accusing him of raping her at a place on Yari Road in Versova in 2013. She said she would go on a hunger strike if she doesn’t get justice quickly.

Payal Ghosh is learnt to have also filed a complaint against Kashyap under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act last Wednesday.

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