2020 controversial tweet case: Actor Kamal Rashid Khan’s bail plea listening to adjourned to Monday

Mumbai, Sep 02: Actor Kamal Rashid Khan, popularly often called KRK, will keep in jail within the controversial tweets case for now as listening to on his bail plea was adjourned to Monday.

He was held from Mumbai airport late evening on August 29 for allegedly tweeting about actor Akshay Kumar and producer-director Ram Gopal Varma in 2020.

His bail plea was to be heard on Friday within the metropolitan Justice of the Peace’s court docket in Borivali but it surely was adjourned for Monday because the choose is on go away, Khan’s lawyer Jay Yadav stated.

Whereas police have stated his tweets had been communal and focused Bollywood personalities, Khan, in his bail plea moved by advocate Ashok Sarogi, has claimed his tweets had been solely feedback on the movie ‘Laxmi Bomb’ (launched solely as Laxmi) and no offence was meant.

His plea has stated Khan was performing as a ”critic and/or reporter within the movie business”.

He has been charged underneath Indian Penal Code sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to trigger riot) and 500 (punishment for defamation), and provisions of the Info Know-how Act.

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