Following the court’s instructions, Bandra Police recorded an initial information report against Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel under IPC Section 153A (Promoting Enmity Between Different Groups Due to Religion, Race, etc.), 295A (Intentional Acts That Harm Religious Emotions), and 1
According to Sayyed’s lawyer, the complaint claimed that Ranaut has disgraced Bollywood for the past two months by calling it a ‘hub for nepotism’, ‘favoritism’, etc. Through her tweets and TV interviews.
She also tweeted ‘very offensive’ comments that not only hurt his religious feelings but also the feelings of many artists, and she tried to divide artists into common lines, the complainant said.
“Her sister has also made offensive comments on social media to spread common tension between two religious groups,” he said.
The Metropolitan judge said in the ruling on Friday that the accused prima facie ‘recognizable offense’ has been committed by the accused and instructed the police to initiate the necessary action and investigation against the actress and her sister.
“Allegations are based on the comments on electronic media Twitter and interviews and a thorough examination by an expert is necessary,” the court said.
The complaint also referred to Ranaut’s tweet, in which she referred to Mumbai as ‘POK’ (Pakistan occupied Kashmir), and which led to her public spitting with the ruling Shiv Sena in Maharashtra.