Actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel on Monday moved the Bombay High Court and filed a plea, to quash the FIR registered in Bandra against them by the Mumbai Police for allegedly "trying to create hatred and communal tension" through their posts on social media.
The FIR filed was by Mumbai Police under charges of sedition, following the complaint lodged against them, the Bandra magistrates court directed the police to carry out an inquiry against Ranaut and her sister.
“Kangana and Rangoli have filed a petition in the Bombay High Court for quashing of the FIR and the magistrate's order,” their advocate Rizwan Siddiquee told PTI.
He further mentioned that the petition has also sought the court to stay the summons issued against the duo demanding them to appear before the police for questioning. And added that the plea also seeks directing the police to not take any coercive steps against them.
For the uninitiated, Mumbai police on Wednesday last week, issued summons to Ranaut and her sister for the third time to record their statements on November 23 and 24 for allegedly promoting enmity between two communities.
Mumbai Police have reportedly filed the FIR against Ranaut and her sister under IPC sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race), 295-A (deliberate acts hurting religious sentiments) and 124-A (sedition), 34 (common intention).