Mumbai police issues fresh summons to Kangana Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel
This comes nearly three weeks after the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate took cognisance of the complaint and ordered an FIR to be registered against the siblings on October 17
The Mumbai Police, on Tuesday, issued fresh summons to Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel in connection with the sedition charges against them.
Kangana has been called to appear for investigations on November 9, while Rangoli has been asked to appear on November 10 before the Bandra Police. This comes nearly three weeks after the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate JY Ghule took cognisance of the complaint and ordered an FIR to be registered against the siblings on October 17.
These are the second summons being sent to the sisters, after they remained absent on October 26-27 for the probe in an FIR lodged against them, which includes sedition charges. Lawyer Ravish Zamindar told IANS that the sisters' lawyer had sent a letter to Bandra Police seeking a postponement. The letter states their brother's wedding as the reason for skipping the previous summons.
Munawwarali Sahil A Sayyed, a Bollywood casting director and fitness trainer, had accused Kangana and Rangoli of defaming the film industry, portraying the people working in it in a bad light with claims of nepotism, drug addiction, communal bias, attempting to drive a wedge between artistes of different communities, calling them murderers, insulting religions, etc, on the social media and through public statements.
In his complaint, Sayyed also charged the sisters with seeking to create a divide between Hindus and Muslims through objectionable comments, citing Rangoli's "make the mullas and secular media stand in line and shoot them down; the history may call us Nazis, who cares" remarks.