Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel appeared earlier than the Bandra Police on Friday, pursuant to a Bombay High Court order in connection with a sedition case filed in opposition to them, a lawyer mentioned. “As directed by the Bombay HC, they reached the Bandra Police Station at around 1 pm to record their statement,” lawyer Ravish Zamindar, the advocate for the complainant Munawwarali S.A. Sayyed, advised IANS.
In November, a division bench comprising Justices S.S. Shinde and M.S. Karnik accepted advocate Rizwan Siddique’s enterprise that the 2 Ranaut sisters would report back to the Mumbai Police on January 8, in response to the summons issued to them.
The court docket had additionally barred the 2 sisters from making any “instigating statements” on social media platforms to the subject material within the FIR lodged by the police, Zamindar added.
The excessive court docket orders got here in a plea filed by Ranaut-Chandel looking for to quash the police FIR lodged on October 17 on the instructions of Bandra Court Metropolitan Magistrate J.Y. Ghule over alleged hateful social media posts by the duo.
Following the FIR, the sisters had been issued summons by the Bandra Police to seem on three totally different dates which they skipped on varied grounds. After the third summon, they moved the Bombay HC.
“Among the charges are those under Section 124-A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code… besides spreading communal hatred and falsehoods. The police had already recorded the statement of Sayyed in this connection in October,” Zamindar mentioned.
A Bollywood casting director and health coach, Sayyed had accused Kangana and Rangoli of defaming the movie trade, portraying the folks working in it in unhealthy mild with allegations of nepotism, drug habit, communal bias, and making an attempt to drive a wedge between artistes of various communities, calling them murderers, insulting religions, and many others. on social media and thru their public utterances.
In his criticism, he additionally charged the Ranaut sisters with looking for to create a ‘Hindu-Muslim divide’ by means of objectionable feedback, citing Rangoli’s remarks like “make the mullahs and secular media stand in line and shoot them down; history may call us Nazis, who cares” to show his level.
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