Mumbai court has ordered registration of case against Kangana and Rangoli Ranaut

The Bandra Magistrate Metropolitan Court has ordered 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 using their social media posts.

A magistrate court in Bandra has ordered an FIR to be registered against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel, based on a complaint that accused the duo of “trying to create hatred and communal tension” through their tweets. The complaint was filed by casting director and fitness trainer Munnawarali Sayyed.

The metropolitan magistrate Jaydeo Khule said in his order, “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.”

In his complaint, Sayyed appealed to book the sisters under Sections 153A, 295A, 124 read with 34 of the Indian Penal Code. Sayyed also specified the tweets that he found inciting where Kangana compared Mumbai with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The complainant, who claimed to have worked with eminent film directors, said the real motive behind these tweets should be investigated.

The complaint also said a rift was being created between artists of different religions. The complaint referred to various tweets by Ranaut over the past few months including a tweet where she referred to Mumbai as POK (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir). The complaint said it was misleading.

The court order comes at a time when Kangana is engaged in a battle with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, which razed a portion of her Mumbai office alleging that it was illegally constructed.

Following actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on June 14, Kangana has garnered attention on social media after she raised questions over nepotism in Bollywood. Her attack veered off as she slammed the Shiv Sena government for targetting her over her PoK tweet.

While the battle with Mumbai’s civic authorities is going on in the court, the Bollywood actor has been tweeting on several issues.


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