Bengaluru, March 02: Karnataka High Court refused to stay proceedings Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut by a judicial magistrate’s court in Tumkur over her tweets regarding farmers’ protests.
During the hearing when the advocate Rizwan Siddiquee, appearing for Ranaut, sought a stay on the proceedings. To this, the court said, “First you comply with the office objection then only we can consider your submissions.” Justice HP Sandesh gave Ranaut a week to comply with office objections. The case will be next heard on March 18.
The court had earlier directed Kyathasandra Police to register an FIR against Kangana for her tweet on those opposing the newly passed farm laws. Following which the police filed FIR under Sections 44 (injury), 108 (abettor), 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 153(A) (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the Indian Penal Code. After which the actor had moved the Karnataka High Court to quash the FIR against her.
Reacting to this Kangana took the social media and said, "Another day another FIR, yesterday Javed chacha with help of Maharashtra government got a warrant issued for me and now another FIR for supporting farmer’s bill, meanwhile those who spread lies about this Bill and Farmer’s genocide also caused riots, face no consequences. Thanks."
The complaint was filed by advocate Ramesh Naik L under Section 156(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure .
The plea alleged that the content posted by the accused in her Twitter account has a clear intention to injure the people who are opposing the Farmers Bills, wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riots and promote the culture of non-violence in the young minds of society.