Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel have been summoned by the Mumbai Police in connection with a case concerning their “objectionable comments” on social media aimed at spreading communal tension.
The sister duo has been at loggerheads with the Maharashtra government after they equated Mumbai with Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).
While Kangana Ranaut has been asked to remain present before the Bandra police station on November 23, her sister Rangoli has been asked to remain present on November 24.
Court directed police to register FIR against Kangana Ranaut
In October, a Mumbai court had asked the police to lodge an FIR against Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for allegedly trying to create communal tension with their provocative tweets.
The order was passed by the Bandra metropolitan magistrate Jaydeo Y Ghule passed the order on October 16, based on a complaint filed by casting director Sahil Ashrafali Sayyed.
Both the sisters have been booked for allegedly promoting enmity between communities through their remarks on social media.
Kangana Ranaut summoned third time
Notably, this is the third time Mumbai police have asked the actor to appear before the Bandra police in the matter.
Earlier, summons were issued to the sisters two times. The first time, they responded saying there is a wedding function at home.
Kangana Ranaut’s lawyer, Rizwan Siddiquee, had sent a reply to the police station stating that the sisters were in Himachal Pradesh where they were busy with wedding preparations and on-going functions in their hometown of their younger brother.
Later, Mumbai police had again issued the second notice to Kangana Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel on November 3 and ordered them to appear before it on November 10. However, no response was received over this summon.
Kangana Ranaut criticised Mumbai Police
Kanagana Ranaut has repeatedly attacked the Mumbai Police over their probe in the actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case. She has also attacked the Shiv Sena government and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for demolishing portion of her office in Mumbai citing alleged irregularities.
Notably, her office was demolished by BMC.
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