Ranaut’s counsel Rizwan Siddique informed a bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale that the actor had not dedicated any fallacious via her tweets.
He stated the Justice of the Peace’s court docket in suburban Bandra had erred in permitting registration of a First Info Report (FIR) in opposition to Ranaut on expenses together with sedition.
Siddique urged the Excessive Court docket to quash the decrease court docket’s order in addition to the FIR.
“There’s absolute non-application of thoughts within the (Bandra) court docket’s order. Even the sections invoked in opposition to me don’t represent any offence. None of my tweets have invoked any reactions from the general public. They won’t entice a punishment as they weren’t adopted by violence. What occurred after the tweet? Was there any prison act after my tweets?” Siddique informed the HC on the behalf of Ranaut.
The actor and her sister Rangoli had challenged the order of the Justice of the Peace’s court docket to provoke prison proceedings in opposition to them and the following summons issued by the Mumbai Police.
The FIR was registered in opposition to Ranaut and Rangoli in October final 12 months on the instructions of the Justice of the Peace’s court docket after Munawwar Ali Sayyad, a casting director and health coach, filed a criticism citing some tweets and statements made allegedly by Ranaut and her sister.
In an affidavit filed within the HC earlier this month, Sayyad had stated that amongst different issues, Ranaut and Rangoli promoted “hatred and contempt, and incited disaffection in direction of the Maharashtra authorities,” via their tweets.
He stated within the affidavit that the Justice of the Peace’s court docket was due to this fact, justified in directing the police to provoke proceedings and invoke the offence of sedition underneath Part 124A of the Indian Penal Code in opposition to them.
In his criticism to the Justice of the Peace court docket, Sayyed had alleged that Ranaut, via her tweets and tv interviews, had repeatedly defamed Hindi movie trade by portraying Bollywood as a hub of nepotism, favouritism, drug addicts, communally-biased folks and murderers, and so forth.
He stated Ranaut and Rangoli had additionally repeatedly promoted enmity between communities via their remarks.
Nevertheless, Ranaut’s counsel Siddique on Monday denied these allegations.
He informed the HC that the Bandra court docket had did not observe due process and did not apply its thoughts in allowing the police to provoke motion in opposition to Ranaut and her sister.
Earlier final month, Sayyad had additionally filed an software searching for initiation of contempt proceedings in opposition to Ranaut for allegedly breaching a earlier endeavor she had given to the HC.
He stated in his plea that on November 24, Ranaut had given an endeavor that she is not going to make statements pertaining to the Mumbai Police’s investigation into the sedition case filed in opposition to her.
Nevertheless, on January 8, simply earlier than she went to the police station, Ranaut tweeted a video through which she spoke to her followers in regards to the investigation, Sayyad had stated.
The HC is listening to Ranaut’s plea in opposition to the Bandra court docket and Sayyad’s contempt software collectively.