Register FIR against Kangana Ranaut for tweet calling protesting farmers ‘terrorists’, orders Karnataka court

‘People who spread misinformation and rumours about CAA that caused riots are the same people who are now spreading misinformation about farmers bill,’ the tweet posted on September 21 said

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A Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) at Tumkur, Karnataka on Friday directed the jurisdictional Police Station (Kyathasandra) to register an FIR against Hindi film actor Kangana Ranaut for her tweet on farmers opposing the farm bills, LiveLaw.in has reported.

The complaint was filed by advocate Ramesh Naik L under Section 156(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure alleging that Ranaut has posted a message from her Twitter account '@KanganaTeam' on 21st September 2020 saying: "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".


The plea alleged that the above content posted by the accused in her twitter account has a clear intention to injure the people who were opposing the bills, wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riots and promote the culture of violence in the young minds of society.

Further, it was alleged that the tweet may lead to a collision between different groups. It was submitted that neither the police official nor the government had initiated any action to curb/check these activities suo-moto and failed to register any case against the above named accused.

The complainant, therefore, sought registration of FIR for the offences under Sections 153A, 504, 108 of the Indian Penal Code against the actor.

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Published: 09 Oct 2020, 7:30 PM