Kangana Ranaut has once again landed in trouble after Karnataka Police lodged an FIR against the actress for statements on farmers through her official Twitter handle. In her tweet, Ranaut spoke against farmers who were protesting against the controversial farm laws passed by the government.
The case was registered by police in Tumakuru district on Monday based on the recent order of a local court. The actress has been booked on charges under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections, including 108 (abetment), wanton vilification upon a community (153A), and intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace (504).
The Tumakuru Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court had on October 9 directed police to register an FIR on a complaint by lawyer L Ramesh Naik who contended that the September 21 tweet on the actor’s Twitter handle @KanganaTeam had hurt him.
The court said the complainant had filed an application under section 156(3) of the CrPC for investigation.
The actress had tweeted on September 21 from her Twitter handle @KanganaTeam: "People who spread misinformation and rumors about CAA that caused riots are the same people who are now spreading misinformation about Farmers bill and causing terror in the nation, they are terrorists. You very well know what I said but simply like to spread misinformation."
L Ramesh Naik said this tweet had hurt him and prompted him to file a case against Kangana Ranaut.