FIR registered against Kangana her sister over tweets

     Mumbai, Oct 17 (PTI) On the orders of a local court,
Mumbai Police on Saturday registered an FIR against actor
Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for allegedly
promoting enmity between different communities and other
    The Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate's court had ordered
the police to investigate a complaint filed by Munawwar Ali
Sayyed, a Bollywood casting director and fitness trainer,
which referred to Ranaut's and her sister's tweets and other
    On the directions of the court, Bandra Police
registered a First Information Report against Ranaut and her
sister Rangoli Chandel 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), a police official said.
    According to Sayyed's lawyer, the complaint alleged
that Ranaut has been defaming Bollywood for the last two
months by calling it a "hub of nepotism", "favouritism", etc,
through her tweets and television interviews.
    She also tweeted "very objectionable" comments, which
not only hurt his religious sentiments, but also the feelings
of many artists and she was trying to divide artists on
communal lines, the complainant said.
    "Her sister, too, has made objectionable comments on
social media to spread communal tension between two religious
groups," he said.
    Metropolitan magistrate Jaydeo Y Ghule said in the
order on Friday that prima facie "cognisable offence" has been
committed by the accused, and directed the police to initiate
necessary action and investigation against the actor and her
    "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.
    The complaint also referred to Ranaut's tweet where
she referred to Mumbai as "POK" (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir)
and which led to her public spat with the ruling Shiv Sena in
Maharashtra. PTI DCAVI NP

(This story has not been edited by THE WEEK and is auto-generated from PTI)