Actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel reached Bandra police station at round 1.30pm on Friday to document their assertion in reference to the case filed in opposition to them the place each have been booked for objectionable feedback on social media geared toward spreading communal rigidity. Their advocate Rizwan Siddiqui was additionally accompanying them, stated a police officer.
Earlier, Bandra police had despatched three summons to the sisters between October and November final yr however they didn’t seem. Ranaut later approached the Bombay excessive court docket which requested her to be current at Bandra police station on January 8 between 12 and 2pm alongside along with her sister.
The Bandra police have ready a listing of questions associated to the matter. All her tweets and video statements have been placed on paper primarily based on which questions can be put to her, added the official cited above.
On October 16 final yr, a Bandra court docket had ordered the police to analyze a grievance filed by Bollywood casting director and health coach Munawwar Ali Sayyed referring to tweets and different statements of Ranaut and her sister.
Following the order, Bandra police on October 17, 2020, booked the sisters beneath sections 124(A) (sedition – to convey or try and convey into hatred or contempt, or excite or try and excite disaffection in direction of the federal government established by regulation in India, by phrases, both spoken or written, or by indicators, or by seen illustration, or in any other case), 153(A) (selling enmity between completely different teams on the bottom of faith, race, place of origin, language and so forth. and doing acts prejudicial to upkeep of concord) and 295(A) (deliberate and malicious acts, meant to outrage spiritual emotions of any class, by insulting it’s faith or spiritual beliefs) together with part 34 (widespread intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
In his grievance to the court docket, Sayyed had alleged that Ranaut has, by means of her tweets and tv interviews, repeatedly defamed Hindi movie business by portraying Bollywood as a hub of nepotism, favouritism, drug addicts, communally biased and murderers and so forth.
Sayyed alleged that this has “even created unhealthy picture of Bollywood within the minds of individuals and created a communal divide and rift between individuals of two communities.” His grievance added that Ranaut has been “maliciously bringing faith in all her tweets”. The casting director alleged that Ranaut’s sister Rangoli, who additionally works as her supervisor, has additionally tweeted extremely objectionable messages, meant to create communal rift.