KRK Arrested: Actor Kamaal R Khan, also known as KRK, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly posting derogatory tweets in 2020 related to the movie Laxmii starring Akshay Kumar.
Khan, who was detained at the Mumbai airport Monday night, will be produced before a magistrate court in Borivali later in the day, according to officials. He was arrested by the Malad police.
Khan has been booked under sections 500 and 153A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for defamation and promoting enmity between two groups for his comments on social media and under Section 67A of the IT Act for transmitting obscene content in electronic form.
The arrest came after a complaint filed by Rahul Kanal of the Shiv Sena’s youth wing. Kanal said, “Khan makes derogatory comments on social media and uses foul language. Such kind of behaviour is unacceptable in society. By arresting him, the Mumbai police have sent out a strong message against such people and no one would repeat this in future with any citizen.”
Kanal had also lodged a complaint with the Bandra police following which another FIR was registered in May 2020 at the Bandra police station. As per the allegations, Kamaal R Khan posted derogatory comments on late actor Rishi Kapoor while he was being treated in a hospital. Similarly, he posted abusive tweets against actor Irfan Khan while he was in the hospital.
Khan, who has also participated in the reality TV show Bigg Boss, has 5.1 million followers on Twitter and 1 million followers on YouTube. He is a film critic and is known for his controversial tweets on Bollywood stars.