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Mumbai Police summons Anurag Kashyap in sexual assault case

Anurag Kashyap has been asked to present himself at Versova Police station on Thursday at 11 am for questioning.



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Mumbai Police on Wednesday summoned Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap on October 1 on an FIR filed against him by actor Payal Ghosh alleging sexual assault and rape sometime in 2013.

Kashyap has been asked to present himself at Versova Police station on Thursday at 11 am for questioning. The police are investigating the case under Indian Penal Code Sections 376 (I) (rape), 354 (outraging the modesty of a woman), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 342 (wrongful confinement).

Ghosh had filed the case last week against Kashyap alleging sexual assault and rape in 2013. Dismissing the actor’s allegations against him, Kashyap said the allegations were baseless.  

A week after her FIR on Tuesday, the actor met Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari for seeking action against the filmmaker and was accompanied by Union Cabinet Minister Ramdas Athawale, also the president of the Republican Party of India-Athawale (RPI-A). Athawale told the media after a half-an-hour meeting with Koshyari that the Governor assured them that he will speak to Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on the issue.

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On Monday, Ghosh in a joint media press conference with Athawale had demanded Kashyap’s immediate arrest. The actor told the media that she is facing a threat to her life and demanded Y-plus security. Recently, the government has provided Y-plus security to actor Kangana Ranaut after her comment comparing Mumbai with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. On Wednesday, Ranaut demanded Kashyap’s arrest and accused the Maharashtra government of being selective in acting against such accused.

Questioning the Mumbai Police and the state government on the delay in Kashyap’s arrest, Ghosh said she would go on a hunger strike if no action is taken. Earlier, Athawale and Ghosh  had met Mumbai Police Joint Commissioner Vishwas Nangare Patil seeking security for the actor.

Kashyap has received support from many in the film fraternity, including ex-wives Kalki Koechlin and Aarti Bajaj. His lawyer had issued a statement, saying the allegations were malicious in nature.

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Rahul Gandhi disqualified as Lok Sabha MP after conviction in 2019 defamation case



Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from his membership as a Member of Parliament (MP) from the Lok Sabha after his conviction and subsequent two-year prison sentence in a 2019 defamation case by a court in Gujarat’s Surat city yesterday.

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Amritpal Singh may be headed to Delhi: Reports



Fugitive Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh may be headed for Delhi, a day after his last known location was traced to Haryana, reports quoting sources have claimed.

An NDTV report quoting sources said the security has been heightened across the national capital as its suspected that the notorious ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief may be headed to Delhi after last being spotted in Shahabad in Haryana’s Kurukshetra.

On Sunday, Amritpal Singh and his associate Papalpreet Singh, had stayed at Shahabad home of a woman identified as Baljeet Kaur, who was arrested yesterday, Punjab Police said.

A video with a time stamp of Monday, doing the rounds on the internet yesterday showed the fugitive Sikh preacher dressed in a white shirt and blue jeans, trying to hide his face with an umbrella as he was departing from the Baljeet Kaur’s house in Shahabad.

On Thursday, the Punjab Police arrested Amritpal Singh’s former gunman and notorious associate, Tejinder Singh aka Gorkha Baba.

A report quoted DSP Payal Harsimrat Singh of the Punjab Police as saying that Tejinder Singh, a resident of Punjab’s Mangewal village, was nabbed by the Khanna police.

DSP Harsimrat said Tejinder, who was a gunman for Amritpal Singh for a long period and often lived with the Waris Punjab De chief, is also involved in the Ajnala case. The officer said that Tejinder, also known as Gorkha Baba, was very active on social media and often posts pictures of himself brandishing different weapons due to which he’s wanted in a separate case registered against him at Malaud police station.

The official further said that Tejinder has been booked under sections 107/151 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and two other aides who accompanied him, have also been taken into custody and are being questioned.

A nation-wide crackdown was launched to nab Amritpal Singh after last month, the dreaded Khalistani leader and his supporters armed with swords and guns, stormed a police station in Ajnala on the outskirts of Amritsar city and clashed with police for the release of one of his aides Lovepreet Singh.

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Woman gang-raped, boyfriend assaulted in Virar near Mumbai



Two men allegedly gang-raped a woman and thrashed her boyfriend near a temple in Virar area, near Mumbai, in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, officials said on Thursday.

According to the police, the incident happened at around 5 pm on Wednesday in the forest area near the Jivdani temple in Virar East where the 20-year-old victim and her boyfriend were chatting and sitting alone.

The two accused, identified as 25-year-old Dheeraj Soni and 24-year-old Yash Shinde—both residents of Sainath Nagar locality of Virar, a distant Mumbai suburb—spotted the couple sitting on a hillock near Jivdani temple and tried to extort money from the young lovers after they saw them hugging, said an official.

The official said that the victim’s boyfriend told them he didn’t have any cash on him and instead transferred Rs 500 to the accused men via internet banking, however the men demanded more money and started to beat up the man, adding they also smashed an empty beer bottle on his head.

The accused then stripped the boyfriend naked, tied him to a tree and raped the girl in front of him who could do nothing but helplessly watch the horrific ordeal unfold in front of his eyes.

An official from the Virar police station said the injured boyfriend could not stand up to the attackers as he watched the accused duo take turns raping his girlfriend.

He said that after the brutal rape, the accused men fled the scene with man’s clothes and his mobile father while the petrified rape survivor also fled the spot after she saw her violators departing, leaving her unconscious boyfriend behind.

The injured boyfriend was spotted by locals after he regained consciousness around 6.30 pm and came out of the secluded forest looking for something to cover his naked body. The residents informed the police, who arrived at the spot and took him to a hospital for treatment after which his statement was recorded.

Police team then arrived at his girlfriend’s home where she narrated the horrific ordeal and based on her statement, a case of gang rape, unnatural sex, assault, extortion, threatening against the two accused under sections 376(d), 324, 377, 384, 504, 506 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), was registered against the accused who were then arrested within two hours of the incident, an official said.

Further investigation is underway, he added.

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