MUMBAI: Responding to reports of Kangana Ranaut and her sister being summoned on account of a complaint issued by Hrithik Roshan, the former’s lawyer has claimed that the summons is patently illegal. According to him, no woman can be called in to the police station to record statements, as per Indian law.
“No police officer can summon my client or her sister to any police station to record their statement as a witness under Section 160 of CRPC. The witness summons sent to my client and her sister by the police officer is patently illegal, as no woman can ever be called to the police station to record their statements as per the provisions of law,” Ranaut’s advocate Rizwan Siddiquee said in a statement on Thursday. According to media reports, Mumbai police’s cybercrime police station summoned Ranaut and her sister, following Roshan’s FIR. The summons said that both have to appear before the police and record their statements within a week.
'Hrithik proposed to Kangana in 2014'
The controversy between the two actors – who are rumoured to have dated in the past – took another ugly turn after they slapped legal notices against each other last month. Several reports also suggest that the cyber police station recently registered an FIR against an unknown person for allegedly impersonating Roshan through a fake email ID and using it to chat with the actor’s fans (referring to Kangana). The entire saga started with Ranaut’s unassuming comment about a “silly ex,” to which Hrithik responded by tweeting, “There are more chances of me having had an affair with the Pope than any of the (I’m sure, wonderful) women the media has been naming.”
Published in The Express Tribune, April 2nd, 2016.
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