‘None of my tweets incited violence’: Kangana Ranaut seeks quashing of FIR in sedition case

The HC will continue hearing the arguments on February 26 and the interim protection from arrest granted to Ranaut and her sister Rangoli will continue till then.

Shivani Arora
Published on: 16 Feb 2021 1:34 AM GMT
‘None of my tweets incited violence’: Kangana Ranaut seeks quashing of FIR in sedition case
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Actor Kangana Ranaut on Monday told the Bombay High Court, through her lawyer, that none of her tweets had ever incited violence or caused any criminal acts, and sought quashing of the FIR registered against her for sedition by Mumbai Police.

The HC will continue hearing the arguments on February 26 and the interim protection from arrest granted to Ranaut and her sister Rangoli will continue till then.

Kangana Ranaut seeks quashing of FIR

Ranaut’s counsel Rizwan Siddique told a bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale that the actor had not committed any wrong through her tweets.

He said the magistrate’s court in suburban Bandra had erred in allowing registration of a First Information Report (FIR) against Ranaut on charges including sedition.

Also, Siddique urged the High Court to quash the lower court’s order as well as the FIR.

‘There is absolute non-application of mind in the (Bandra) court’s order. Even the sections invoked against me do not constitute any offence. None of my tweets have invoked any reactions from the public. They will not attract a punishment as they were not followed by violence. What happened after the tweet? Was there any criminal act after my tweets?’ Siddique told the HC on the behalf of Ranaut.

The actor and her sister Rangoli had challenged the order of the magistrate’s court to initiate criminal proceedings against them. Also, the subsequent summons issued by the Mumbai Police.

Sedition Case:

However, the FIR was registered against Ranaut and Rangoli in October last year. On the directions of the magistrate’s court after Munawwar Ali Sayyad, a casting director and fitness trainer, filed a complaint citing some tweets. Also, the statements made allegedly by Ranaut and her sister.

In his complaint to the magistrate court, Sayyed had alleged that Ranaut, through her tweets and television interviews, had continuously defamed Hindi film industry by portraying Bollywood as a hub of nepotism, favouritism, drug addicts, communally-biased people and murderers, etc.

Also, he said Ranaut and Rangoli had also repeatedly promoted enmity between communities through their remarks.

However, Ranaut’s counsel Siddique on Monday denied these allegations.

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The HC is hearing Ranaut’s plea against the Bandra court and Sayyad’s contempt application together.

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