'Don't Recite Hanuman Chalisa Or...': Navneet Rana Gets Death Threat, FIR Lodged

Navneet Rana was extremely disturbed and scared after getting several threatening calls, the complaint read.

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'Don't Recite Hanuman Chalisa Or...': Navneet Rana Gets Death Threat, FIR Lodged

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The Delhi Police on Thursday, 26 May, registered a First Information Report (FIR) against unknown persons for allegedly issuing death threats to Member of Parliament Navneet Rana.

In the complaint, the Amravati MP's personal assistant Vikas Goswami alleged that Rana received at least 11 threatening calls from a particular number on 24 May.

Goswami alleged that the caller threatened to physically hurt Rana and kill her if she "recited Hanuman Chalisa ever again."

The FIR was filed under Sections 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Rana, along with her husband and Amravati MLA Ravi had made headlines last month for calling to recite Hanuman Chalisa along with their supporters outside Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's residence 'Matoshree' in Mumbai.

While the Ranas had later not acted on the plan, they were booked and arrested for sedition and conspiracy to spread religious enmity by the Mumbai Police.

The couple was granted bail by a Mumbai court on 4 May, saying that they had crossed a line but not enough to invoke sedition.

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