- A petition was filed against Kang by a man named Sahil Ashraf Ali Syed.
- An FIR was also lodged against the actress 4 days ago in Karnataka
Kangana Ranaut has been accused of spreading hatred in the name of religion after insulting farmers. The Bandra court of Mumbai has ordered an FIR against the actress under communal hate speech provisions. The court passed the order after hearing the petition of a person named Sahil Ashraf Ali Syed.
What has the petitioner accused Kangana?
Sahil Ashraf Ali Syed wrote in his petition, “Kangana Ranaut has been insulting Bollywood for the past several months, calling it a den of nepotism and favoritism.” She tweeted from her official Twitter handle and through a TV interview she is splitting between Hindu and Muslim artists.
He has made a number of aggressive tweets that hurt not only religious sentiments but the sentiments of many in the industry. Sahil placed several tweets of Kangana before the court as evidence.
If sufficient evidence was found, Kang could have been arrested.
In the case, the 12th court Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Jaydev Y Ghule has ordered registration of an FIR against Kangana under Section 156 (3) of the CrPC and taking appropriate action along with the investigation. Kangana can be questioned and arrested if there is enough evidence against her.
Earlier, an FIR was registered in Karnataka
A judicial magistrate’s court in Tumkur district of Karnataka has ordered registration of an FIR against Kangana Ranaut for insulting farmers. The court issued an order to the officer of the Kathasandra police station on the basis of a complaint filed by advocate Ramesh Naik. Ram Naik filed a complaint under section 156 (3).
Ram Naik accused the actress of insulting farmers, opposing the agricultural bill, calling her a terrorist. She also sought registration of an FIR against the actress under sections 153A (spreading hatred based on religion, language, race), 504 (intentional insult with intent to breach peace), 108 (abetment of crime) of IPC.
Section 153A provides for a three-year sentence or fine or both. If the crime is committed at a religious place, the punishment can be up to 5 years. Whereas Section 504 can impose a two-year sentence or fine or both.