Kangana Ranaut, sister move HC to quash Mumbai Police’s FIR against them

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

Actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel on Monday moved the Bombay High Court to quash an FIR and order by a magistrate court.

On October 21, the Mumbai Police issued notice to the duo after the Bandra magistrate on October 17 ordered that an FIR be registered against them for “promoting enmity between groups on grounds of religion” through their tweets.

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Advocate Rizwan Siddhiqui, for the sisters, confirmed the same with The Hindu. He, however, refused to divulge any details. “The matter is likely to be heard by a division bench of justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik on Tuesday”, he said

This direction came after Munnawarali alias Sahil Ahsrafali Sayyed, a feature film casting director, filed an application before the court.

He urged the court to give a direction to the police to register an FIR against the sisters under sections 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc), 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), 124 A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code.

Metropolitan magistrate Jaydeo Y Ghule then ordered, “the proceedings be sent towards the concerned police station under section 156 3 [police officer’s power to investigate cognizable case] of the Code of the Criminal Procedure for necessary action”.

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Printable version | Jan 25, 2021 1:03:57 PM |

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