Delhi Patiala House Court adjourns hearing of complaint against ‘Tandav’ to April 19


Delhi Court Patiala House Court complex today adjourned the hearing in a criminal complaint seeking action against the makers of Amazon Prime web series ‘Tandav’ for April 19, 2021.

Recently An FIR was filed by a journalist-slash-writer, Mr. Arvind Chaturvedi, on the 17th of January against the web series since his hometown is located in an eastern district of UP. The charge made in the report was of “deliberate and malicious intention of outraging religious feelings.”

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MM Court of Patiala House Court complex adjourned the hearing for April 19 as the court was hearing the matters through video conferencing only as per its schedule.

A criminal complaint was filed U/S 200 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) sought summoning, commencing of trial under various sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and punishing the accused persons alleging that the web series is provoking communal disharmony and is hurting the sentiments of Hindus.

Complaint mentioned the of Ali Abbas Zafar (Director), Aparna Purohit (Amazon Prime’s India Head of original content), Himanshu Krishna Mehra (Producer), Gaurav Solanki (Writer), Saif Ali Khan (Actor), Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub (Actor), Gauhar Khan (Actor) as accused.

Earlier few days back, a team of Uttar Pradesh police reached director Ali Abbas Zafar’s residence in Mumbai to serve him notice over allegedly hurting religious sentiments. This comes after an FIR was registered at Lucknow’s Hazratganj Kotwali against Purohit, Zafar, Himanshu Krishna Mehra, Gaurav Solanki and others in the matter.

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