New Delhi: Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister and spokesperson Rangoli Chandel on Friday reached Bandra police station to record their statements in a sedition case. Notably, Kangana has previously ignored multiple summons from the Mumbai Police. Now the two sisters have reached police station after the court granted them interim protection and asked them to appear before the police on January 8.
A case was filed against Kangana and her sister Rangoli Chandel at Bandra Police station for allegedly promoting communal disharmony through their Twitter handles. Munawwar Ali Sayyad, a casting director and fitness trainer, had filed the complaint against the actress crediting her tweets and other statements of propagating hatred.
The siblings were booked under IPC sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race), 295-A (deliberate acts hurting religious sentiments) and 124-A (sedition), 34 (common intention).
Meanwhile, in their ruling, the bench of judges comprising of Justices S S Shinde and M S Karnik had questioned the police for imposing sedition charges, while adding that the actress has freedom to express herself on social media. “If someone does not fall in line with the government, then can sedition charges be invoked?” the court had asked.
The court had then granted interim protection to the sisters in the same case.
Meanwhile, earlier today, Kangana had posted a video today on Twitter handle and said that the Shiv Sena has ganged up against her for speaking against the state government.
“I was also given the order that I have to mark my attendance at the police station. No one is telling me what kind of attendance is this. I have also been told that I can’t talk about the torture that I am being subjected to with anyone.”
“Why am I being mentally, emotionally and now physically tortured? I need answers from this nation…. I stood for you it’s time you stand for me …Jai Hind,” she had captioned the video.