Sedition case: Complainant moves plea in HC seeking contempt proceedings against Kangana Ranaut

An interim application has been filed in the Bombay High Court on Monday seeking contempt proceedings against actor Kangana Ranaut for alleged breach of an endeavor given by her to chorus from commenting or tweeting something pertaining to a petition she filed against a sedition case in the HC.

The actor had filed a petition seeking quashing of a sedition case filed against her and her sister Rangoli Chandel by Bandra Police. On November 24, the actor had submitted to the courtroom that she would attend the Police station on January 8, 2021 and wouldn’t publish any tweets pertaining to the case pending listening to.

The High Court, on November 24 had additionally recorded a press release by Ranaut’s lawyer that the sisters will chorus from saying something in reference to the subject material of FIR until additional orders.

Last October, the Metropolitan Magistrate’s courtroom at Bandra had ordered the police to research a criticism filed by Munawwar Ali Sayyed, a Bollywood casting director and health coach, which referred to Ranaut’s and Chandel’s tweets and different statements.

Ranaut and her sister had appeared earlier than Bandra police on January 8 to report their statements in the case as per assurance given to the HC final November.

The contempt petition filed by Sayyed by means of advocate Rizwan Merchant has claimed that earlier than going to the Police station, the actor allegedly tweeted against the go to and in addition complained concerning the judiciary ‘forcing her to keep quiet’. In gentle of those tweets and video messages, the complainant sought initiation of contempt proceedings against the actor for violating the reassurance given by her and maligning the courtroom.

Advocate Merchant, showing for the complainant, had earlier advised the HC that regardless of an assurance given by Ranaut throughout an earlier listening to, she had posted a number of remarks on Twitter, together with one on the day she went to the police station. “She went to the extent of saying that she is being tortured,” Merchant mentioned, including that orders be handed against such posts.

The interim plea by complainant said, “The respondent (Ranaut) in blatant disregard to the statement made before this court and without having any respect to the authority and majesty of law committed wilfully breach order of this court and interfered with the administration of justice and judicial process by publishing a contemptuous tweet cum video on her Twitter handle.”

Meanwhile, a division bench of Justice S S Shinde and Justice Manish Pitale, which is listening to the actor’s plea, had final week continued until January 25 the interim safety from any coercive motion, together with arrest by the Mumbai Police granted to Ranaut and her sister Chandel in a sedition case registered against them for alleged hate posts.

The High courtroom had additionally directed the police to not summon the sisters for questioning until the following listening to on January 25.


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