Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut visited Khar police station on Thursday morning to record his statement in a case related to alleged derogatory remarks she allegedly made on a social media platform regarding farmers’ protests .
A First Information Report (FIR) was registered against her for allegedly hurting the feelings of the Sikh community.
Ranaut had seized the High Court of Bombay earlier this month to quash the FIR against her. The actor was summoned by Khar police to record his statement. The police, however, had informed the court that they would not arrest him in this case.
The FIR was hosted by Amarjeet Singh Sandhu, as well as the heads of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee and the Shiromani Akali Dal. According to the FIR, the plaintiffs had come across a message on Kangana’s profile, the translation of which read: “The terrorist from Khalistani may be twisting the arm of the government today … but let’s not forget that the Prime Minister wife had crushed them under her shoeâ¦ no matter how much suffering she caused this nationâ¦ she crushed them like mosquitoes at the cost of her own lifeâ¦. but did not allow the country to breakâ¦ even decades after his deathâ¦ .they still shudder at hearing his nameâ¦. they need gurus like her.
The FIR further added that the aforementioned statements insulted Sikh religion, faith and beliefs. Members of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara said Indian express that Ranaut intentionally and deliberately described the farmers’ protest as a Khalistani movement and also called the community terrorists. He further claimed that she characterized the 1984 massacre and genocide as a planned and calculated act on the part of then-prime minister Indira Gandhi, the official said citing the complaint.
“The case was registered under Article 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage the religious feelings of any class by insulting their religion or religious beliefs) against the actor,” said Gajanan Kabdule, Senior Police Inspector of Khar Police Station.