Kamaal Rashid Khan, aka KRK gets bail in molestation case but to remain in custody over his controversial tweets against Bollywood celebs


Kamaal Rashid Khan, aka KRK was granted bail by a Mumbai court on Tuesday as per media reports. The former actor and film critic was arrested in connection with a 2021 molestation case registered against him by Versova police. However, his legal troubles are far from over as he will remain in jail as his bail plea before the Borivali magistrate is still pending in another 2020 case related to his alleged derogatory tweets about Akshay Kumar, Ram Gopal Varma and others.

KRK might get relief in the case when his bail plea in the 2020 case will be heard by the Borivali metropolitan magistrate court on Wednesday. KRK was arrested by the police on August 30 from Mumbai airport for his old controversial tweets and was sent to judicial custody by the Borivali Magistrate court.

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According to a PTI report, the Versova police took KRK’s custody in the molestation case and he was subsequently produced before the Bandra court. However, in his bail plea, KRK’s lawyers said that the contents of the FIR did not match the alleged molestation incident practically. His lawyers argued that the FIR was registered 18 months after the incident and that too at the behest of the victim’s friend. They further argued that Indian Penal Code section invoked against KRK was bailable and hence the court allowed his plea. The molestation case was registered in June 2021 based on the complaint of a 27-year-old woman. The victim had alleged that KRK had called her to his bungalow in Versova luring her with the lead role in his film.

KRK’s controversial tweets posted in 2020 were communal and had targeted Bollywood personalities as per a report in PTI. He is booked under sections sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) and 500 (punishment for defamation) and other provisions of the IPC and the Information Technology Act. KRK’s feud with the film industry is nothing new as he had several times gotten into a war of words on social media with celebs.

(Source: PTI)