The Karnataka High Court today refused to stay the proceedings initiated against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut over her tweets on the ongoing farmers’ protest.
Ranaut had moved the Karnataka High Court seeking to quash an FIR registered against her.
According to Live Law, advocate Rizwan Siddiquee, appearing for Ranaut, sought for a stay on the proceedings initiated. To this, the court said, “First you comply with the office objection then only we can consider your submissions.” Justice H P Sandesh granted a week’s time to the petitioner to comply with office objection and posted the matter for further hearing on March 18.
The complaint was filed by advocate Ramesh Naik L under Section 156(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure alleging that Ranaut has posted a message from her Twitter account ‘@KanganaTeam’ on 21st September 2020 saying: “People who spread misinformation and rumours about CAA that caused riots are the same people who are now spreading misinformation about Farmers bill and causing terror in the nation, they are Terrorists. You very well know what I said but simply like to spread misinformation”.