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TV actor Shweta Tiwari booked for ‘hurting' religious sentiments

By Jasleen Kaur -- January 28, 2022 1:55 pm -- Updated:January 28, 2022 1:55 pm

Bhopal: The local police on Friday booked TV actor Shweta Tiwari for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through her remark on god.

The TV actor was booked following Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra's directions to the Bhopal police to investigate her remark on goa and submit a report.

The case was filed based on the complaint lodged by Sonu Prajapati, a local, who alleged that the actor had hurt his religious sentiments through her comment.

Shweta Tiwari had made the controversial statement in Bhopal on Wednesday during the promotion of her web series ‘Show Stopper’. A video of the actor's statement has gone viral on social media, in which she purportedly referred to god while speaking about her innerwear. Her co-actors were also present when she made the remark during an interaction with mediapersons.

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"A case was registered against Shweta Tiwari early on Friday under IPC section 295 (A) (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs)," the official of Shyamla Hills police station said.

The case was filed based on the complaint lodged by Sonu Prajapati, a local, who alleged that the actor had hurt his religious sentiments through her comment.

Shweta Tiwari had made the controversial statement in Bhopal on Wednesday during the promotion of her web series ‘Show Stopper’

"We will summon Shweta Tiwari to the police station either by sending her a notice by post or by sending a police team to her place to serve notice," he said.

The offence is non-bailable, but as it attracts imprisonment of less than seven years, no arrest can be made as per the Supreme Court's directive issued earlier, he added.

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Her co-actors were also present when she made the remark during an interaction with mediapersons.

-PTC News with agency inputs 

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