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Andheri Court Orders Inquiry Into Complaint Against Kangana Ranaut & Sister Rangoli Chandel For Allegedly Spreading Communal Hatred [Read Order]

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29 Oct 2020 12:07 PM GMT
Andheri Court Orders Inquiry Into Complaint Against Kangana Ranaut & Sister Rangoli Chandel For Allegedly Spreading Communal Hatred [Read Order]
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The Metropolitan Magistrate, 66th Court at Andheri on Thursday ordered inquiry against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for allegedly posting derogatory tweets against the Muslim community. Court ordered an inquiry under Section 202 of CrPC and called for a police report on the allegations against the siblings.Judge Bhagwat T Zirape was hearing a complaint filed by Advocate...

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The Metropolitan Magistrate, 66th Court at Andheri on Thursday ordered inquiry against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for allegedly posting derogatory tweets against the Muslim community. Court ordered an inquiry under Section 202 of CrPC and called for a police report on the allegations against the siblings.

Judge Bhagwat T Zirape was hearing a complaint filed by Advocate Ali Kaashif Khan Deshmukh for offences punishable under Sections 153-A, 153-B, 195-A, 298, 505 read with Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code.

Advocate Ali has recently filed another complaint against Kangana Ranaut before the Andheri Magistrate Court for allegedly causing disharmony between Hindus and Muslims and for allegedly mocking the judiciary after a Magistrate Court in Bandra ordered FIR to be registered against Kanagna and her sister.

According to the complainant, on April 15, 2020 at around 4:37 pm, Rangoli posted a defamatory and objectionable statement against Jamatis on her account. Thereafter, her account was suspended as suspended by twitter. Accused Kangana Ranaut had supported the statement of her sister, the complainant has contended.

Thereafter, on April 18, 2020, accused no.2 Kangana posted a short video on various social media platforms calling Jamatis terrorists. Thus, both the accused posted hateful and derogatory statements against Muslim community, the complaint states. It further contends-

"They have misused social media platform to gain cheap publicity and personal gain. Complainant approached Amboli police for taking action against the accused. However, police authorities have not taken any action against them. Thus, accused have spread hatred against the Muslim community".

The Magistrate noted-

"The alleged video is not available on record. Allegations are based on comments of accused on social media platform. Evidence against the accused appears to be electronic in nature. Therefore, inquiry at the hands of police is necessary for proceeding against the proposed accused.Such inquiry will be helpful to decide the roles of the accused."

In a similar case, a few weeks ago, the Magistrate Court in Bandra had ordered an investigation under Section 156(3) of CrPC against Kangana Ranaut and her sister for allegedly spreading communal disharmony.

Judge Jayadeo Dhule had observed -

"On prima facie perusal of complaint and submission I have found cognizable offence has been committed by the accused. Total allegations are based upon comment on electronic media that is twitter and interviews. The accused used social media like twitter and thorough investigation is necessary by the expert. The all offences alleged and levelled against the accused are cognizable. Search and seizure is necessary in this case, in such circumstances I have found it to be proper to pass order under Section 156(3) of CrPC."

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