The Ferozepur police have registered an FIR against actor Raveena Tandon, choreographer-cum-director Farah Khan and comedian Bharti Singh for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of a community during a television show.
An FIR has been registered at Ferozepur cantonment police station on the complaint of Vijay Goria, chairman of Samson Brigade Christian Youths and resident of Kamboj Nagar in Ferozepur. In his complaint, he said that religious sentiments of the Christian community were hurt when the trio mocked a word related to the community during a TV show.
Inspector Parveen Kumar, SHO Ferozepur Cantonment police station said that FIR was registered under the section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of IPC. “We have started the probe. We will be probing and then getting the summons issued from the court to question the trio,” he said.
This was the second FIR registered in the matter. Earlier, Amritsar police booked the trio in an FIR registered at Ajnala police station on the complaint of Sonu Jafar, president of Christian Front in Ajnala.
Raveena and Farah Khan have offered an apology on the matter. “Please do watch this link. I haven’t said a word that can be interpreted as an insult to any religion. The three of us (Farah Khan, Bharti Singh and I) never intended to offend anyone, but in case we did, my most sincere apologies to those who were hurt,” the actor had tweeted sharing a clip of the said episode. The video clip shows Farah acting as the teacher as she asks Raveena and Bharti Singh to spell the word ‘hallelujah’.
“I respect all religions, and it would never be my intention to disrespect any. On behalf of the entire team, Raveena Tandon, Bharti Singh and Myself.. we do sincerely apologise,” Farah Khan had tweeted on Friday.
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