An FIR has been filed against film maker Mani Ratnam.
According to the latest update, the FIR has been filed in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur against nearly 50 celebrities, including Ramachandra Guha, Mani Ratnam, Shyam Benegal, and Aparna Sen, who had written an open letter to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising concern over the growing incidents of mob killing.
The FIR has been filed under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including sedition, hurting the religious feelings, public nuisance, and insulting with an intent to provoke breach of peace.
The district police officials said, the case against 50 celebrities including Mani Ratnam was filed in Sadar police station on Thursday on the basis of an order by Chief Judicial Magistrate Surya Kant Tiwari in regard to the petition by the advocate Sudhir Ojha.
Advocate S K Ojha said that nearly 50 signatories of the letter were named as accused in his petition in which they allegedly tarnished the image of the country.
The letter had signatories including Mani Ratnam, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Anurag Kashyap, Aparna Sen, Revathy Asha, historian and writer Ramchandra Guha, Konkona Sensharma, Shyam Benegal, actor Soumitra Chatterjee, Shubha Mudgal actor Kani Kusruti, noted concerns over increasing identity based hate crimes and lynchings of the Muslims, the Dalits and other minorities in India.
On the workside, Mani Rantam is currently busy in his upcoming project Ponniyin Selvan.