Bengaluru: The Karnataka police Tuesday registered an FIR against actor Kangana Ranaut over her tweets against farmers. The FIR was registered under Sections 44 (injury), 108 (abettor), 153 (giving provocation with intent to cause riots), 153(A) (vilification or attacks upon the religion, race, place of birth, residence, language etc of any particular group), and 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC).
The FIR was registered following a complaint by a lawyer L Ramesh Naik which was taken cognisance of by the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court in Tumakuru. The complainant had taken objection to the tweet posted on September 21 against farmers opposing the Farmers Bills (which subsequently became Acts) from Kangana’s official Twitter account ‘@KanganaTeam’.
Kangana had tweeted: “People who spread misinformation and rumours 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.”
Speaking to the media, Ramesh Naik said Kangana’s tweet had hurt him and said that it was provocative in nature with the intention of causing riots. He said that it prompted him to file a case against Ranaut.