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Non-cognisable complaint against lyricist Javed Akhtar for defaming RSS

The complainant, Santosh Dubey, 44, a lawyer, told the police that he is an RSS supporter. The complaint against Akhtar was lodged under Section 500 of IPC for defamation.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: October 5, 2021 10:30:19 am
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A non-cognisable complaint was registered at Mulund police station on Sunday against poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar, alleging that he defamed the RSS with his remarks during his interview to a news channel.

The complainant, Santosh Dubey, 44, a lawyer, told the police that he is an RSS supporter. The complaint against Akhtar was lodged under Section 500 of IPC for defamation.

“I saw a video on YouTube in September where, while speaking with NDTV, Javed Akhtar compared the RSS with Taliban. I have given the transcription of his comments to police as well as the video. The police have taken my NC and so I have decided to approach the honourable magistrate court next week where I will request the magistrate to order Mulund police to lodge an FIR against him,” said Dubey.

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