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Second FIR against Raveena Tandon, Farah Khan in Punjab for 'hurting religious sentiments'

On Wednesday, an FIR was lodged against actor Raveena Tandon, director-choreographer Farah Khan and comedian Bharti Singh for the same reason.

Published: 29th December 2019 09:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th December 2019 09:37 PM   |  A+A-

Raveena Tandon (L) and Farah Khan

Raveena Tandon (L) and Farah Khan (File photo| Agencies)

By PTI

FEROZEPUR: A second FIR has been registered within a week in Punjab against actor Raveena Tandon, director-choreographer Farah Khan and comedian Bharti Singh for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of a community in a TV show, police said on Sunday.

Ferozepur SSP Vivek Sheel Soni said that the celebrities were booked on Saturday evening under IPC section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) after a Kamboj Nagar resident filed a complaint against them. The complainant alleged that religious sentiments of the Christian community have been hurt.

On Wednesday, Amritsar police had booked Tandon, Khan and Singh on the same charge. "We have registered a case against the three and investigations are being held," Amritsar Rural SSP Vikramjeet Duggal had said.

There have been protests at some places in Punjab against the three by Christian outfits. They have also been booked in Beed city of Maharashtra in connection with the show aired on Christmas eve.

On Friday, Khan apologised. "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," the filmmaker tweeted.

Tandon too tweeted, "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."

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