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Watch: Kangana Ranaut alleges she's being 'tortured' in new video

IANS/ANI/Mumbai
Filed on January 9, 2021
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She had appeared at Bandra Police Station in Mumbai on Friday in connection with a sedition case filed against her.

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut took to her social media handles on Friday and shared a video clip expressing her feelings about the legal cases being filed against her. Ranaut and her sister were spotted at the Bandra police station in Mumbai on Friday in connection to a sedition case filed against them. "As directed by the Bombay HC, they reached the Bandra Police Station at around 1 pm to record their statement," lawyer Ravish Zamindar, advocate representing the complainant Munawwarali S. A. Sayyed.

“WHY am I being mentally, emotionally, and now physically tortured? I need answers from this nation ... I stood for you it’s time you stand for me ... Jai Hind,” Ranaut wrote on Twitter.

The actor also shared a clip, wherein she said, “Ever since I have spoken in the interest of the country, I am being tortured, that whole country is watching. My house was broken. For talking in the interest of farmers, numerous cases are being filed against me every day. I have also had a case for laughing.” She also defended her sister, Rangoli.

Revealing the ‘torture’ she has been facing, the 33-year-old actor continued, “...came an order that I have to go to the police station. And I have also been told that I cannot talk about the atrocities I have been facing.”

Concluding the video, Ranaut questioned India’s Supreme Court about the torture being faced by the women in the nation. “...the kind of tears of blood that the nation suffered during 100 years of slavery will have to be dealt with again if nationalist voices are asked to shut up,” she added.

In November 2020, a division bench comprising Justices S.S. Shinde and M.S. Karnik had accepted advocate Rizwan Siddique's undertaking that the two Ranaut sisters would report to the Mumbai Police on January 8 in response to the summons served on them.

The court had also barred the two sisters from making any "instigating statements" on social media platforms to the subject matter in the FIR lodged by the police, Zamindar added.

The Bombay High Court orders came on a plea filed by Ranaut-Chandel seeking to quash the police FIR, lodged on October 17 on the directions of Bandra Court Metropolitan Magistrate J.Y. Ghule over alleged hateful social media posts made by the duo.

Following the FIR, the sisters were issued summons by the Bandra Police to appear on three different dates which they skipped on various grounds. After the third summon, they had moved the Bombay HC.

"Among the charges are those under Section 124-A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code... besides spreading communal hatred and falsehoods. The police have already recorded the statement of Sayyed in this connection in October," Zamindar said.

A Bollywood casting director and fitness trainer, Sayyed had accused Kangana and Rangoli of defaming the film industry, portraying the people working in it in a bad light with allegations of nepotism, drug addiction, communal bias, and attempting to drive a wedge between artistes of different communities, calling them murderers, insulting religions, etc. on social media and through their public utterances.





 
 
 
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