The Karnataka high court yesterday (March 2) asked Kangana Ranaut’s counsel to rectify the “office objections” raised by the registry vis-à-vis the plea filed by her, seeking quashing of the criminal case filed against her following a controversial tweet on people opposing the Centre’s new farm laws. The court posted the matter to March 18. Justice H.P. Sandesh said, the court would hear submissions only after objections were duly complied with.
Kangana had challenged an October 9 order passed by a Tumakuru court, directing the police to register an FIR against the actress. Advocate Ramesh Naik L. had filed a complaint, alleging that her tweet on September 21, 2020 “hurt those who were opposing the new farm laws, and promoted riots/violence”. Kangana’s tweet reads: “People who spread misinformation and rumours about CAA… that caused riots are the same people who are now spreading misinformation about the farmers’ bills… They are terrorists…”