Court orders probe against Kangana her sister over tweets

    Mumbai, Oct 17 (PTI) A court in Mumbai has asked the
police to investigate the complaint lodged against Bollywood
actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for
allegedly trying to create communal tension through their
    Bandra metropolitan magistrate Jaydeo Y Ghule passed
the order on Friday.
    Casting director Sahil Ashrafali Sayyed had lodged the
complaint in the court, seeking its direction for registration
of an FIR under IPC sections 153A (promoting enmity), 295A
(malicious acts intended to outrage the religious feelings),
124A (sedition) against the actor and her sister, his lawyer
Ravish Zamindar said.
    The complainant has alleged that the actor has been
defaming Bollywood since the last two months by calling it a
"hub of nepotism", "favouritism", etc, through her tweets and
television interviews.
    In the complaint, he said that Ranaut has tweeted
"very objectionable" comments, which has not only hurt his
religious sentiments, but also the feelings of many artists.
    Sayyed alleged that Ranaut has been trying to divide
the artists on the communal lines.
    "Her sister, too, has made objectionable comments on
social media to spread communal tension between two religious
groups," the complaint said.
    Upon perusal of the documents on record and the
lawyer's submission, the court found that "cognisable offence"
has been committed by the accused.
    It then directed the police stationconcerned to
initiate necessary action and investigation against the actor
and her sister under relevant provisions of Criminal Procedure
Code (CrPC).
    "Total allegations are based upon the comments made on
electronic media- Twitter and interviews- and a thorough
investigation by an expert is necessary," the court said. PTI

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