This Country Continues To Ill-Treat And Devalue Nationalists: Kangana Ranaut After Police Station Visit

This Country Continues To Ill-Treat And Devalue Nationalists: Kangana Ranaut After Police Station Visit

Mumbai: Actor Kangana Ranaut made her appearance to the police station in Mumbai's Khar on Thursday morning. She was supposed to appear before the police on Wednesday in connection with an FIR registered against her for a post that allegedly linked farmers' protests to a separatist group, but failed to do so.

After returning from the visit, she too to Instagram Stories to share her thoughts about it. "Another day, another visit to the police station. Hundreds of politically motivated FIR and hours of questioning," she wrote.

She added, "This country continues to ill-treat and devalue nationalists and if you love your nation, you are on your own against a very powerful enemy. Those in power would prioritise vote banks and for that, they can encourage terrorism. So it's a lonely road and guess what? It's alright #jaihind."

An FIR was registered against Kangana at Khar police station last month following a complaint by a Sikh organisation. The police earlier this month issued a notice to her for questioning. Her counsel had told the Bombay High Court that she would appear before the Khar police on December 22.

On Wednesday, her lawyer sought another date for appearance. "Going by the spirit, aim and intent of the high court order, we requested the investigation officer for an earlier date and wanted to expedite process before the next court hearing. However, the investigation officer was not willing to accommodate us. He neither responded to my messages or calls nor did he revert on the letter which was served on him immediately after the order,"her lawyer Rizwan Sidiquee said.

"Now my client will appear before him on another earliest date as may be available. If the officer does not accommodate us, then we will leave it to the high court to decide on the matter on merits," he said.

The city police had earlier told the Bombay High Court that they will not arrest her till January 25, 2022 over her social media post that allegedly linked farmers' protests to a separatist group. The police had made the statement after the HC said the issue involved the larger question of Ranaut's fundamental right to free speech and that the court will have to grant her some ad-interim relief. She approached the HC earlier this month, seeking that the FIR registered against her at Khar police station be quashed.

The city police had earlier told the Bombay High Court that they will not arrest her till January 25, 2022 over her social media post that allegedly linked farmers' protests to a separatist group. The police had made the statement after the HC said the issue involved the larger question of Ranaut's fundamental right to free speech and that the court will have to grant her some ad-interim relief. She approached the HC earlier this month, seeking that the FIR registered against her at Khar police station be quashed.


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