Bhopal: The Bhopal Police has registered a case against television actress Shweta Tiwari for hurting religious sentiments through her remarks on God, states officials. Case has been registered against her after Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra demanded probe and gave directions to the city police to investigate her remark and submit a report.
On Wednesday during an event of promotion of her web series “Show Stopper”, which also stars Rohit Roy, Digangana Suryavanshi, and Sourabh Raaj Jain in lead roles, actor made the controversial comments.
Her video of such controversial remarks has gone viral on social media, in which she allegedly referred to God while speaking about her “bra”. Her co-actors were also present when she made the remark during an interaction with media persons.
A clip has been obtained in which the cast is on the stage and Tiwari can be heard saying, “Mere bra ki size bhagwan le rahe hai.” (God is taking the measurements for my bra).
Popular TV series ‘Mahabharata’ actor Saurabh Jain, who played the role of Lord Krishna in the mythological show, will be playing the role of a ‘bra fitter’ in the upcoming series. Shweta Tiwari jokingly made the alleged statement in reference to Saurabh, during the press conference, reported news agency ANI.
“A case was registered against Shweta Tiwari today under IPC section 295 (A) (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs),” the official of Shyamla Hills police station said.
The complaint has been filed against her by Sonu Prajapati, a local citizen, who alleged that the actor has hurt his religious sentiments through her comment.
“We will summon Shweta Tiwari to the police station either by sending her a notice by post or by sending a police team to her place to serve notice,” he said.
“The offence is non-bailable, but as it attracts imprisonment of less than seven years, no arrest can be made as per the Supreme Court’s directive issued earlier,” he added.
When contacted, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Kotwali) Bittu Sharma told news agency PTI that the actor would be formally arrested, but she can get bail from the police station itself after which she has to get it rectified by a competent court.
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