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Mumbai Police file inquiry report against Kangana, sister

Kangana Ranaut  

The Mumbai police on Thursday filed an inquiry report before the Andheri Court in a criminal complaint against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for allegedly using hateful language against Muslims on social media to ‘gain cheap publicity’.

Three summons were issued against the sisters on November 17, January 8 and February 16. However, till date they have not appeared before the court. The complaint filed by advocate Ali Kaashif Khan Deshmukh mentions that on April 15, 2020, Ms. Chandel posted a defamatory and objectionable statement against ‘jamati’ from her Twitter account. Thereafter, her account was suspended. Ms. Ranaut supported her statement.

On April 18, Ms. Ranaut posted a short video on various social media platform accounts and called a section of Muslims (‘jamati’) terrorists. “Thus, both the accused posted hateful and derogatory statements against the community. They have misused the social media platforms to gain cheap publicity and personal gain,” the complaint said.

The complaint is filed for offences punishable under sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 153B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration), 298 (uttering words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings), 505 (statements conducing to public mischief), 195A (threatening any person to give false evidence), and 298 (uttering words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person) of the Indian Penal Code.

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