A Bandra metropolitan court on Friday ordered an FIR against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel based on a private complaint filed before it. The complaint stated that Ranaut was “creating divisions between communities and spreading communal hatred”.
The complaint was filed by Munawwar Ali Sayyed, a casting director and fitness trainer, who submitted to the court that offences under sections 153A, 295A, 124 read with 34 of the Indian Penal Code have been committed by Ranaut and Chandel through their interviews and social media accounts. The sections pertain to promoting enmity between communities, deliberate and malicious acts intending to outrage religious feelings and sedition with common intent, respectively.
“On prima facie perusal of complaint and submissions… I found the cognizable offence has been committed by the accused. Total allegations are based upon comment on electronic media — Twitter and interviews. The accused used social media like Twitter. The thorough investigation is necessary by the expert… search and seizure is necessary in this case,” metropolitan magistrate Jaydeo Khule said in his order. He directed the concerned police station to investigate the complaint.
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