Kangana Ranaut and sister Rangoli approach Bombay HC to quash Mumbai police’s FIR against them
A complaint was filed against Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for promoting enmity between religious groups through their comments via their social media posts. Following Bandra Magistrate Court’s order, an FIR was filed against the Ranaut sisters. They were asked by the Mumbai police to appear before them thrice. However, they failed to do so.
Now according to the latest update on this case states that the Ranaut sisters have moved Bombay High Court seeking a cancellation of the FIR filed against them by the Mumbai police.
The actress’ lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee told news agency PTI, “Kangana and Rangoli have filed a petition in the Bombay High Court for quashing of the FIR and the magistrate’s order.”
The actress has also challenged Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate’s order to Mumbai Police to take cognisance against her and sister Rangoli over their social media posts. Previously, the actress was summoned by the Mumbai Police on October 26 and 27 and on November 9 and 10. However, she failed to appear before them. Later she was summoned again on November 23 and 24. But reportedly the actress told the police that she will be busy with her brother Aksht’s wedding and that she will be available post November 15. The sisters were supposed to appear before the Bandra police today but look like they are seeking some more time before visiting Mumbai again.
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In their petition, the Ranaut sisters have also urged the Bombay HC to direct Mumbai Police to not take any coercive action against them. They have even pleaded the HC to stay the summons issued against them.
The case against the actress and her sister was filed, under IPC sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, etc), 295A (deliberate acts hurting religious sentiments) and 124-A (sedition), following the complaint filed by Munawwar Ali Sayyed.