Amritsar police have registered a case against Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon, director-choreographer Farah Khan and comedian Bharti Singh for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of a community in a TV show.
According to the news agency PTI report, a senior police officer on Thursday informed that Sonu Zafar, the president of Christian Front of Ajnala block, had lodged a complaint with video footage of the show aired on Christmas Eve. Based on this, a case was registered on Wednesday. The complainant alleged, “The religious sentiments of Christians are hurt.”
According to The Tribune newspaper, Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon, Farah Khan and comedian Bharti Singh have been booked under Section 295-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). SSP Vikram Jeet Duggal has confirmed the registration of FIR against Raveena, Farah and Bharti. SSP of Amritsar (Rural) Vikram Jeet Duggal said, “We have registered a case against all three and investigations are being done in this regard.”
Sonu Zafar has alleged that three entertainment celebrities mocked the religiously sacred word Halimujah at an event called Backbenchers.
A case was registered on Wednesday on the basis of a complaint filed by Sonu Jafar, president of Christian Front of Ajnala Block, along with video footage of the show aired on Christmas eve.
The complainant alleged that “the religious sentiments of Christians have been hurt..”.
The FIR was registered at Ajnala police station here under section 295-A of the IPC (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs).
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