FIR against Kangana, sister Rangoli for sedition

Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel

The complaint was filed by Munawwar Ali Sayyed, a casting director and fitness trainer.

A court in Mumbai on Saturday directed the police to file a first information report against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for allegedly trying to create communal tension through their tweets and interviews, Mumbai Mirror reported.

The FIR, against Kangana Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel, has been filed under IPC sections 153A (promoting enmity), 295A (malicious acts meant to outrage the religious feelings), and 124A (sedition). "Her sister, too, has made objectionable comments on social media to spread communal tension between two religious groups", the complaint said. According to Sayyed's lawyer, the complaint alleged that Ranaut has been defaming Bollywood for the last two months by calling it a "hub of nepotism", "favouritism", etc, through her tweets and television interviews.

Reportedly, Metropolitan Magistrate Jaydeo Y Ghule observed that on prima facie perusal of the complaint and submissions the court has found that a cognizable offence has been committed by the accused.

"The proceedings be sent towards the concerned police station under Section 156 (3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) for necessary action and investigation", the Mumbai local court said in its order issued on 16 October.

After her award-winning performances as the girl next door in "Queen" and a supermodel in "Fashion", actress Kangana Ranaut has begun preparations for her power-packed action movie "Tejas" where she will be seen as an air force pilot.

Citing her tweets about the Palghar lynching where she referred to the BMC as "Babur Sena", Sayyed said "Kangana is creating divisions between Hindu artistes and Muslim maliciously bringing religion in nearly all her tweets".

The complaint also mentioned how Chandel's hate-filled tweet automatically got her account suspended. "Right of speech and expression should not be construed as promoting communal disharmony".



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