FIR filed against Javed Akhtar for comparing RSS with Taliban; Reports

Published on Oct 04, 2021 03:55 PM IST  |  50.2K
   
FIR filed against Javed Akhtar for comparing RSS with Taliban; Reports
FIR filed against Javed Akhtar for comparing RSS with Taliban; Reports
Advertisement

It looks like lyricist Javed Akhtar has landed himself in trouble yet again. After the ongoing defamation case against Kangana Ranaut, now an FIR has been filed by the Mumbai Police against the veteran lyricist. This comes reportedly after his alleged remark against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. 

According to reports in ANI, The FIR against Javed Akhtar was registered at the Mulund police station on a complaint filed by city-based lawyer Santosh Dubey. "The FIR has been registered under Indian Penal Code Section 500 (punishment for defamation)," the official from Mulund police station said. Taking to their Twitter handle, ANI wrote, “Mulund Police has registered a non-cognizable offence against lyricist Javed Akhtar for his alleged statement comparing RSS with Taliban. The complaint was filed by a lawyer.”

Take a look: 

Reportedly, last month a legal notice was sent to Javed Akhtar for allegedly making ‘false and defamatory remarks against the RSS in an interview with a news channel. They had asked Akhtar to apologise for the same. Dubey in his notice had claimed that by making such statements, Akhtar committed an offence under IPC Sections 499 (defamation) and 500 (punishment for defamation). Akhtar in a recent interview drew parallels between the Taliban and Hindu extremists.

Santosh Dubey told PTI, "I had earlier sent a legal notice to Akhtar and asked him to apologise over his remark, but he fail to do so. Now, an FIR has been registered against him on my complaint.” 

Keep reading Pinkvilla for more updates on this case.

ALSO READ: RSS activist seeks Re 1 compensation from Javed Akhtar in defamation suit over Taliban comment 

Advertisement

Comments
Anonymous : If you have problem with Kangana comment about her. Why you want to open your rotten stinky mouth to comment about RSS.
REPLY 0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : This guy is such a nut job, sometimes I wonder if he has an education or not, instead of living a good retired life not sure why he is getting in to this controversy.. Focus on your creative work, and stop talking nonsense, if you do not like living in this country, may be you should opt for some other country.
REPLY 0 3 weeks ago
View All