FIR filed against Javed Akhtar over his alleged remark against RSS

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Lyricist Javed Akhtar has landed into trouble as an FIR is filed against him. As reported by PTI, on Monday, the First Information Report (FIR) was registered at the Mulund police station on a complaint filed by city-based lawyer Santosh Dubey over Akhtar’s alleged remark against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

An official from Mulund police station said, “The FIR has been registered under Indian Penal Code Section 500 (punishment for defamation)”.

In a recent interview, Akhtar had allegedly drew parallels between the Taliban and Hindu extremists. The lawyer last month sent a legal notice to him for allegedly making “false and defamatory” remarks against the RSS in the interview to a news channel, and sought an apology from him over his remarks.

Dubey in his notice had claimed that, Akhtar committed an offence under IPC Sections 499 (defamation) and 500 (punishment for defamation) by making such statements.

He told PTI, “I had earlier sent a legal notice to Akhtar and asked him to apologise over his remark, but he fail to do so. Now, an FIR has been registered against him on my complaint.”

Stay tuned for more such updates on this case.

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