Mumbai: A local court in Mumbai’s Bandra has directed to register an FIR against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for allegedly spreading communal hatred.
This comes after a complaint filed by one Sahil Ahsarafali Sayyed, alleging that the sisters, through their remarks on social media, tried to create divisions between Hindus and Muslims and spread communal hatred among communities.
The court issued an order on a Metropolitan Magistrate Jayadev Y. Ghule observed that in the prima facie refutation of the complaint and submissions the court found that a cognizable offense was committed by the accused.
The court said in its order issued on Friday, “The proceedings should be sent to the concerned police station under Section 156 (3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CRPC) for necessary action and investigation.”
During the hearing, the complainant had said that Ranaut, through his tweet in his official Twitter and TV interview, has continuously maligned the Bollywood film industry as a form of nepotism, favoritism for the past few months.
The complainant said, “She is creating a rift between the Hindu and Muslim actors. She has tweeted extremely objectionable comments, which have not only hurt her religious sentiments but also hurt the feelings of many film colleagues.”
The complaint alleged that Rangoli Chandel also made an objectionable tweet to spread communal hatred between Hindu and Muslim communities. It said that the Bandra Police Station did not take cognizance of the crime, after which the complainant went to court.