Kangana Ranaut alleges torture, records statement | Mumbai News

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel recorded their statements with Bandra police in a case of sedition, filed on orders of a Bandra court docket on October 16, 2020, after Bollywood casting director and health coach Munawwar Ali Sayyed filed a grievance.
Kangana and her sister had filed a petition earlier than Bombay excessive court docket to quash the FIR towards them. It gave interim safety to them and instructed each to be current at Bandra police station on January 8 between midday and 2pm.
Sayyed had complained that Kangana, in tweets and TV interviews, defamed Hindi movie trade by portraying Bollywood as a hub of nepotism, favouritism, drug addicts, communally biased and murderers.
Police had summoned each on October 26 and 27, then on November 9 and 10 respectively, however they stated they had been busy with a household perform at their house city. Each reached the police station round 1pm and left round 3.45pm after they replied to questionnaires.
A police officer instructed TOI, “All tweets and video statements she posted on social media as a part of the checklist they put for her to reply.”
Their statements will likely be despatched to a high-ranking officer, who will resolve if each ought to be referred to as once more. Police stated they’ll resolve about it after January 11.
Kangana’s lawyer, Rizwan Siddiquee, stated her assertion had been recorded as per an HC order.
Earlier than heading to the police station, Kangana tweeted a 1.30-minute video stating she was focused for expressing her opinion on points associated to the nation’s welfare. “Why am I being mentally, emotionally and now bodily tortured? I want solutions from this nation…. I stood for you, it’s time you stand for me… Jai Hind”.
“My home was demolished illegally. After I discuss welfare of farmers, instances are registered towards me virtually every single day. As an example, there’s a case towards me as a result of I laughed,” she claimed.
She talked about within the video submit a case towards Rangoli for talking towards assaults on medical doctors throughout preliminary days of lockdown. “Even my identify was added in that case, despite the fact that I used to be not even on Twitter on the time.” She tweeted round 5.30pm, ‘In case you are anti-India you will see lot of assist, work/rewards, and appreciation. In case you are a nationalist then you’ll have to stand alone, be your individual assist system and respect your individual integrity. After hours of grilling at police station on my strategy to Bhopal.”
Bandra police registered a case on October 17, 2020, after Sayyed lodged a grievance referring to tweets and different statements of Ranaut and her sister that they posted that would result in a communal drawback. Kangana and Rangoli had been booked underneath Indian Penal Code sections for frequent intention, sedition, selling enmity, deliberate and malicious acts supposed to outrage spiritual emotions.

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