Mumbai, October 17
A Mumbai court has asked the police to investigate the complaint lodged against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for allegedly trying to create communal tension through her tweet.
The 33-year-old reacted to this on the microblogging website.
“All are fasting on Navratri! Pictures are clicked from today’s celebrations as I too am fasting, meanwhile another FIR has been lodged against me, Pappu army in Maharashtra is getting obsessed over me, I am so Don’t miss I’ll be there soon, “” read her tweet.
However, Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Jaydev Y. Ghule passed the order on Friday.
Casting director Sahil Ashrafli Syed filed a complaint in the court for filing an FIR under Section 153A (promoting enmity), 295A (malicious act aimed at hurting religious sentiments), 124A (sedition) of the IPC. . His sister, his lawyer Ravish Zamindar said.
The complainant has alleged that the actor, through his tweets and television interviews, has defamed Bollywood as a “hub of nepotism”, “partisanism”, etc.
In the complaint, he said that Ranaut had tweeted “very objectionable” comments, which hurt not only his religious sentiments but also the feelings of many artists.
Syed alleged that Ranaut is trying to divide the artists on communal lines.
The complaint states that her sister has also made objectionable comments on social media to spread communal tension between the two religious groups.
Upon submission of documents and counsel on record, the court found that a “cognizable offense” had been committed by the accused.
It directed the concerned police station to initiate necessary action and investigation against the actor and his sister under the relevant provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code (CRPC).
The court said, “The total allegations are based on comments made on electronic media – Twitter and interviews and a thorough investigation by an expert is necessary.”
Who all are fasting on Navratri? Pictures clicked from today’s celebrations, like I am also fasting, meanwhile another FIR was lodged against me, Pappu army in Maharashtra is obsessing over me, don’t miss me so much I will be there soon celebrities#Navratri pic.twitter.com/qRW8HVNf0F
– Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) October 17, 2020