Facing sedition charges, actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel moved the Bombay High Court on Monday, looking for to quash an FIR filed towards
them by the town police for allegedly “trying to create hatred and communal tension” via their social media posts. The FIR, underneath sedition and other charges, was
registered pursuant to orders handed by the Bandra Justice of the Peace’s courtroom directing the Mumbai police to perform an inquiry towards Ranaut and her sister following a grievance lodged towards them.
“Kangana and Rangoli have filed a petition in the Bombay High Court for quashing of the FIR and the magistrate’s order,” their advocate Rizwan Siddiquee informed PTI.
He stated the petition has additionally sought the courtroom to keep the summons issued towards the duo asking them to seem earlier than the police for questioning, and in addition a course to the police to not take any coercive steps towards them.
The Mumbai police final week summoned Ranaut and her sister for the third time to file their statements on November 23 and 24, respectively.
However, the 33-year-old Bollywood actor didn’t seem earlier than the police on Monday for the third time. The police have filed the FIR towards Ranaut and her sister underneath IPC sections 153-A (selling enmity between completely different teams on grounds of faith, race), 295-A (deliberate acts hurting spiritual sentiments) and 124-A (sedition), 34 (frequent intention).
Magistrate Jaydeo Ghule on October 17 handed the order directing the police to conduct an inquiry and register an FIR on a grievance filed earlier than the courtroom by casting director and health coach Munnawarali Sayyed, looking for motion towards Ranaut and her sister for his or her posts on social media.
In his grievance, Sayyed identified to the courtroom a number of posts revealed by Ranuat and her sister on their social media accounts associated to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s
dying case, lynching of two seers in Maharashtra’s Palghar district and a publish evaluating Mumbai with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
The grievance stated an investigation was required to verify the true motive behind such posts that allegedly create hatred and communal tensions.
Agreeing with contents of the grievance, the Justice of the Peace, in his order, stated, “Prima facie, on perusal of the complaint and submissions, I found a cognisable offence has been committed by the accused persons and a thorough investigation is necessary.”
The police on the identical day registered an FIR towards Ranaut and Rangoli and subsequently issued summons on two events, asking the sisters to seem earlier than them for recording their statements. The sisters, nevertheless, responded to the summons, saying they can not come to Mumbai as they have been in Himachal Pradesh, their native state, for a marriage operate at house.
Following this, a 3rd summons was issued final week asking Ranuat to seem earlier than the police on November 23 and Chandel on November 24. The Bandra police had first summoned Kangana and her sister Rangoli on October 26 and 27 and the second time on November 9 and 10, respectively, however they failed to seem earlier than them on each events, an official stated.