Bandra Magistrate Metropolitan Court ordered registration of police complaint against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel on allegations of a complainant that they tried to create a divide between communities with social media posts.
A court ordered the Mumbai Police to take cognizance of the offences committed by Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel in a complaint that they tried to create a divide between communities with social media posts.
The complaint was filed by casting director and fitness trainer Munnawarali Sayyed.
In his order, metropolitan magistrate Jaydeo Khule said: "On prima facie perusal of complaint and submissions. I found the cognizable offence has been committed by the accused. Total allegations are based upon comment on electronic media -- Twitter and interviews. The accused used social media like Twitter. The thorough investigation is necessary by the expert.... search and seizure is necessary in this case."
After the court order, the police booked Kangana & her sister under IPC sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, etc.), 295A (deliberate acts hurting religious sentiments) & 124-A (sedition).
In his plea before the magistrate, Sayyed alleged that Kangana was putting up objectionable comments on her Twitter handle and making statements in interviews against the the Bollywood film industry which was hurting his and colleagues sentiments.
He claimed that Chandel was uploading statements on Twitter with an intention to incite feelings and spread communal tenion amongst different religious groups.
Recently, a Karnataka court too had ordered an FIR against Kangana over her tweet in which she had slammed the protests against the Centre's farm laws.
"People who spread misinformation and rumours about CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) that caused riots are the same people who are now spreading misinformation about Farmers bill and causing terror in the nation, they are terrorists," she had tweeted on September 21.
Last Updated 17, Oct 2020, 7:09 PM