Kangana, Rangoli Move Bombay HC to Quash Mumbai Police's FIR

Kangana & Rangoli have been summoned over alleged comments posted on social media to spread communal tension.

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Kangana Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel have been asked to appear before the Mumbai police.
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Kangana Ranaut's lawyer has moved the Bombay High Court to quash the FIR filed by Mumbai Police against Kangana and Rangoli. Rizwan Siddiquee told a news agency that Kangana and Rangoli's petition has sought the court to stay the summons against the duo. They have also demanded that no coercive steps be taken against them.

The Mumbai Police had summoned Kangana and Rangoli to appear before them on 23-24 November, sources told The Quint. The police sources also said that if the actor failed to record her statement another notice will be issued to her.

The sisters have been summoned over alleged comments posted on social media to spread communal tension.

The case had been registered in the Bandra Police Station following orders from Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate court. Kangana and Rangoli were were earlier summoned on 10 November, but they had requested for time as there were weddings in the family.

Recently, Kangana took to Twitter to write that she is taking off for Hyderabad to resume shoot for Thalaivi.

On 29 October, a Mumbai court had ordered an inquiry against Kangana and Rangoli for allegedly posting derogatory tweets against Muslims. In a complaint registered by one Ali Kashif Khan Deshmukh, it was alleged that Rangoli Chandel had posted objectionable comments against members of Tablighi Jamaat on her social media account on 15 April. Following this, her Twitter account was suspended.

Deshmukh had also claimed that Kangana Ranaut supported her sister as well as called Jamaatis 'terrorists' in a post.

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