Non-cognisable offence registered against lyricist Javed Akhtar over his RSS-Taliban remark

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Mumbai police registered a Non-cognisable offence against lyricist Javed Akhtar on Monday over his alleged remark against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), an official said. The NP was registered at the Mulund police station on a complaint filed by city-based lawyer Santosh Dubey.

Earlier in the day, a Mumbai police officer and the complainant lawyer had said that an FIR was registered against Javed Akhtar. Later in the day, Mulund police station Senior Inspector Avinash Bhise clarified that an NC was registered and not FIR as told by the officer earlier.

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Javed got into trouble after he had said that the right-wing all over the world have an uncanny similarity and added, “The Taliban want an Islamic country. These people want to make a Hindu Rashtra," he said that did not go down well several people. 

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