An actor meets Maharashtra governor, demands Anurag Kashyap's arrest

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Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap

Mumbai : An actor, who had recently filed a rape case against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, met Maharashtra Governor on Tuesday and raised demand of his arrest. Mr Kashyap had recently denied all claims made by the actor and called them baseless.

The actor was accompanied by Rajya Sabha MP Ramdas Athawale, who has backed her demand for the filmmaker's arrest. "The governor has said he will speak with Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on the issue," Mr Athawale told reporters after the half-an-hour meeting with the Governor.

On Monday, the two had met Maharashtra Joint Commissioner seeking police protection for the actor. On the same day, the actor had told media that she is receiving rape and murder threats. She had demanded a Y-plus security, which was provided to Kangana Ranaut during her tussle with Sanjay Raut.

The actor warned of going to a hunger strike if Anurag Kashyap is not arrested in time. 

"The Mumbai Police will be responsible if anything wrong happens to the actress, Mr Athawale has said, adding that he would write to Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the issue.

"My party will also give her protection. The Republican Party of India (A) will stage a protest if Anurag Kashyap is not arrested in seven days," he warned.

Meanwhile, Kangana Ranaut also demanded the arrest of Anurag Kashyap, accusing the Maharashtra government of being selective in taking action against those accused of wrongdoings.

Earlier, Kangana Ranaut had claimed that Anurag Kashyap is very much capable of doing sexual assault to the actor.