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UP cops begin probe in FIR against ‘Mirzapur’ makers in Mumbai

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UP cops begin probe in FIR against ‘Mirzapur’ makers in Mumbai

A visiting Uttar Pradesh police crew has began an investigation right into a case against makers of internet sequence ‘Mirzapur’, officers mentioned on Friday. The three-member crew of the Mirzapur police, which landed right here two days in the past, is finishing up the investigation with help from their Mumbai counterparts, they mentioned. The crew is investigating on the premise of an FIR registered on the Kotwali Dehat Police Station in Mirzapur that accuses the present makers of “hurting religious sentiments and provoking the breach of peace”.

Executive producers of the sequence, Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, Bhaumik Gondaliya, and Amazon Prime Video platform have been named in the FIR. The Mirzapur police crew has began the probe after looking for permission, as per guidelines, from Mumbai DCP (Detection -I) on Thursday, they added.

The Mumbai police rejected hypothesis in sure quarters a few rift between the 2 police forces over the investigation and lack of assist from native personnel to the

visiting crew. Such messages have been circulating on social media, however the Mumbai police claimed there was no fact in them.

Quashing hypothesis, the Mumbai police, in an announcement, mentioned “Above messages are going viral on social media. Please note that they are rumours and factually
incorrect. The Mumbai police is providing full assistance to the UP police.”

Mirzapur Range IG Piyush Kumar informed PTI that in the FIR lodged on January 17, it has been alleged that the net sequence tried to malign the picture of Mirzapur, which is a
historic and non secular place, having no relation with crime as proven in it. The FIR was lodged below Sections 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, meant to outrage spiritual emotions of any class by insulting its faith or spiritual beliefs), 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress breach of the peace) and 505 (statements conducing to public statements to mischief of the IPC, together with sections of the Information Technology Act.

The Supreme Court on Thursday had sought responses from the Centre, Amazon Prime Video and Excel Entertainment Pvt Ltd on a plea which has alleged that the net sequence has utterly tarnished the historic and cultural picture of the place by exhibiting it as a metropolis of goons. Mirzapur is thought for its Vindyachal temple devoted
to Goddess Durga. 

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