Bengaluru: After Karnataka IPS officer D Roopa Moudgil, tweeted in support of the state government’s decision to impose ban on firecrackers during Deepavali, Kangana Ranaut has taken a dig at her.

In her series of tweets in support of the twitter handle 'True Indology' (now suspended by Twitter), Kangana Ranaut said that police officers like her were shame in the name of the force. "She should be suspended from the force," her tweet read.

Coming down heavily on Roopa's comments, Ranaut wrote in her tweet "government appoints people like Roopa to protect the fundamental rights of commoners, but look at her obnoxious ignorance like sore loser, she became so vengeful that if she couldn't win the argument with facts, she simply got @TIinExile (True Indolgy) eliminated. Shame on you @D_Roopa_IPS".

 

The Bollywood actress's series of tweets against Roopa comes in the backdrop of a spat between Roopa and a popular Twitter handle, True Indology, over the origin of firecrackers and whether they were used in ancient India.

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This began after several state governments, including Karnataka, imposed a ban on bursting crackers during Diwali.

For the uninitiated, in a tweet on November 14, Roopa had shared her Facebook post stating that bursting firecrackers was not part of the Hindu tradition as there was no mention of it in the religious scriptures or the epics.

This statement was contested by True Indology, which in turn "accepted the challenge" and cited texts to prove the point but failed to convince the IPS officer.

As the arguments between the two went on, Roopa first blocked True Indology, then Twitter suspended the handle. The reason for the account's suspension was not stated.