Karnataka court asks police to file FIR against Kangana Ranaut for anti-farmer tweet
A Karnataka court has asked police to file FIR against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for her tweet on farmers protests. The actress had compared the farmers to ‘rioters’ who protested against the Citizenship Amendment Act and accused them of ‘causing terror in the nation’.
Tumakuru: A Judicial Magistrate First Class court in Karnataka’s Tumkur district on Friday has directed the state police to register a first information report against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut.
The court has directed the police to register a case for her tweets on the farmers agitations against the new agriculture laws. Kangana had called the protesting farmers terrorists.
The actress had compared the farmers to ‘rioters’ who protested against the Citizenship Amendment Act and accused them of ‘causing terror in the nation’.
In the tweet Kangana wrote “People who spread misinformation and rumours about CAA that caused riots are the same people who are now spreading misinformation about Farmers bill and causing terror in the nation, they are terrorists,” Ranaut had tweeted. “You very well know what I said but simply like to spread misinformation”.
A complaint was filed by advocate Ramesh Naik L under Section 156(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which empowers a magistrate to initiate an investigation by a police officer.
Ramesh Naik alleged that the actor made such riling statements with the clear intention to injure the people who are opposing the farmers bills.
Therefore, the advocate demanded that an FIR be registered under Sections 153A (creating disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different by words), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 108 (a person abets an offence) of the Indian Penal Code against Ranaut.