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Court orders police to issue process directly to Kangana regarding hate-post probe

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Tanvi Sinha

Police yet to file a report that was directed by the court to be done by February 5th regarding probe against Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for allegedly posting hateful messages on social media.

A magistrate court in Mumbai, directed the Mumbai police to submit the progress report yet again after the Mumbai police failed to meet their deadlines three times.

Last year in October, the court had asked the police to submit a progress report by December 5th, failing which the court yet again made a deadline of February 5th for which the police are yet to file the report. 

The court hence ordered the police to issue process directly to the accused, which means that the accused would now have to appear in court or would be handed a notice of the legal action against them.

This would now involve, the enquiry under Section 202 of the CrPC, where it would be seen if a prima facie case would at all be possible.

The court adjourned the matter until 4th March.

This issue began when the Bollywood actress’ sister Rangoli posted a message that allegedly targeted a particular community and her sister backing her up, called that same community terrorist.

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