Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel has got some relief from the Bombay High Court. They have been given interim protection from arrest in the FIR registered against them for alleged communal tweets. The Court’s decision came during the hearing of a case filed by the sisters to quash the FIR registered against them by Mumbai Police.
However, they will have to appear before Mumbai Police on January 8 for recording their statement. The Bombay High Court directed Mumbai Police to not take coercive action against Kangana and Rangoli on the condition that they record their statement as undertaken.
#UPDATE | Bombay High Court directs actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel to appear before the police on January 8; asks the police not to take any action against them till then. https://t.co/CTL1eP5ddZ
— ANI (@ANI) November 24, 2020
A portal reported that during the course of the hearing the Mumbai Police was pulled up by Justice Shinde for adding Section 124A (sedition) to the FIR. "Are you treating citizens of country like this? 124A?", Justice Shinde asked the lawyer representing the Police.
However, the sister dup have been forbidden to comment in public or post in social media about the said FIR. The next hearing has been scheduled for January 11, 2021.