Kangana, sister face inquiry in ‘communal remark’ plaint

MUMBAI: The Andheri magistrate court on Thursday directed the police to conduct an inquiry after a lawyer submitted a private complaint alleging that actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel posted defamatory and hateful statements against the Muslim community.

The court said, “Allegations are based upon the comments of accused on social media platform. Evidence against accused appears to be of electronic nature. Therefore, inquiry at the hands of police is necessary.”

The complainant, advocate Ali Kaashif Deshmukh, had submitted that on April 15, Rangoli allegedly posted defamatory statement against a community on Twitter. Deshmukh accused Kangana of supporting her sister. The plea further said that on April 18 Kangana too posted a short video on her social media platforms, labelling a religious sect as “terrorists”.