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Karnataka HC quashes FIR against Kangana Ranaut for tweet on protesting farmers: Report

"Petition is allowed. Order is set aside and remitted back to the magistrate for consideration. Matter to be considered afresh,” single-judge of Justice HP Sandhesh said.

March 25, 2021 / 06:10 PM IST

The Karnataka High Court on March 25 set aside the First Information Report (FIR) registered against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for her tweet against farmers protesting against the Centre’s agriculture laws, Bar and Bench reported. Ranaut in her tweet had called the protestors “terrorists”.

According to the report, the court remitted the matter back to the magistrate for fresh consideration after observing that the magistrate acted mechanically.

"Petition is allowed. Order is set aside and remitted back to the magistrate for consideration. Matter to be considered afresh,” single-judge of Justice HP Sandhesh said.

However, the court disapproved of the nature of tweets put out by the 34-year-old actor, and read out her tweets in open court.