Anurag Kashyap FIR: Versova cops to verify information

MUMBAI: Versova police probing the sexual assault complaint by actor Payal Ghosh against film director Anurag Kashyap will be collecting information before recording the statements of people named in the FIR. Ghosh, in her written complaint on Tuesday, accused Kashyap of sexual misconduct in 2014.

A police officer said after recording statements of those named in the complaint, Kashyap will be called to record his statement. “We need to verify details and collect evidence before deciding the further course of action as the case dates back to six years,” said the officer. Ghosh’s lawyer Nitin Satpute said she has revealed sensitive information in her complaint about the assault.

Satpute said she would be submitting a written application to the Narcotics Control Bureau asking it to lodge an FIR against Kashyap under the NDPS Act as her FIR mentions he consumes drugs. Kashyap had earlier tweeted a statement by his lawyer: “My client, Anurag Kashyap, has been deeply pained by the false allegations… these… are completely false, malicious and dishonest.” TNN