Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya and jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali received a lot of flak when they tweeted that the government and street-dwellers were responsible in the Salman Khan hit-and-run case and now, the two have landed in a legal soup.
Muzzafarpur’s district court has ordered that an FIR be registered against the two for writing insensitive tweets, after Salman was sentenced to jail by the Sessions Court in the 2002 hit-and-run case.
Additional Chief Justice Ram Chandra Prasad today directed that an FIR be lodged against Farah and Abhijeet with the Kazi Mohammadpur police station, after hearing a complaint case filed by advocate Sudhir Kumar.
The duo will be charged under IPC sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation).
Abhijeet’s insensitive tweet, read, “Roads are meant for cars and dogs not for people sleeping on them.. @BeingSalmanKhan is not at fault at all.. Kutta rd pe soyega kutte ki maut marega, roads garib ke baap ki nahi hai I ws homles an year nvr slept on rd."
Farah had posted, "The govt should be responsible for housing ppl.If no 1was sleeping on d road in any other country Salman wuld not have driven over anybody. No one should be sleeping on the road or footpath. It is dangerous to do that just like it is dangerous to cross tracks (sic)."