FIR registered against Kangana Ranaut, her sister Rangoli for spreading communal hatred

Carla Harmon
October 18, 2020

In the private complaint filed through advocate Ravish Zamindar, Gule has pointed out several tweets by Ranaut on the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the lynching in Palghar and her tweets calling Mumbai Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

Bandra Magistrate Metropolitan Court in Mumbai orders 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. On the directions of the court, Bandra Police registered a First Information Report against Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel under IPC sections 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, etc.), 295A (deliberate acts hurting religious sentiments) and 124-A (sedition), a police official said. It then directed the police stationconcerned to initiate necessary action and investigation against the actor and her sister under relevant provisions of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). "A thorough investigation is necessary by an expert". In his complaint, he stated that he had worked with well-known film directors and had, for the past few months, been observing on social media that Ranaut "is continuously defaming Bollywood film industry and is portraying people working in Bollywood films as a hub of nepotism, favouritism, drug addicts, communally-biased people, murderers, etc" through her tweets and television interviews. The sisters have been accused of spreading communal hatred, using offensive language and making derogatory comments against Bollywood and Maharashtra's Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in their tweets and interviews.

After her award-winning performances as the girl next door in "Queen" and a supermodel in "Fashion", actress Kangana Ranaut has begun preparations for her power-packed action movie "Tejas" where she will be seen as an air force pilot. "Right of speech and expression should not be construed as promoting communal disharmony".

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