FIR to be filed against Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for spreading communal hatred through their tweets

It looks like Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel have landed themselves in a big trouble thanks to their controversial tweets and objectional statements in interviews. Bandra metropolitan magistrate Jaydeo Y Ghule ordered the Mumbai Police, on Friday, to file an FIR against the Manikarnika actress and her sister based on a complaint that alleged that they tried to create hatred and communal tension through their tweets.

Casting director Sahil Ashrafali Sayyed had lodged the complaint in the court, seeking its direction for registration of an FIR under IPC sections 153A (promoting enmity), 295A (malicious acts intended to outrage the religious feelings), 124A (sedition) against the actor and her sister, his lawyer Ravish Zamindar said.

The complainant has alleged that the actor has been defaming Bollywood since the last two months by calling it a “hub of nepotism”, “favouritism”, etc, through her tweets and television interviews. In the complaint, he said that Ranaut has tweeted “very objectionable” comments, which has not only hurt his religious sentiments, but also the feelings of many artists.

Sayyed alleged that Ranaut has been trying to divide the artists on the communal lines. “Her sister, too, has made objectionable comments on social media to spread communal tension between two religious groups,” the complaint said.

Upon perusal of the documents on record and the lawyer’s submission, the court found that “cognisable offence” has been committed by the accused. 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).

“Total allegations are based upon the comments made on electronic media- Twitter and interviews- and a thorough investigation by an expert is necessary,” the court said.

(With PTI Inputs)

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