Cops summon Kangana over Hrithik’s FIR, Queen actress refuses to appear
First the war of words, then exchange of legal notices; the tussle between two Bollywood superstars is getting murkier now.
In the latest development in the impersonation case, cops have summoned actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister to record their statement.
This happened after Hrithik approached the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) police to file an FIR against unknown persons for allegedly creating a fake email ID in the his name and using it to chat with his fans.
Recently, when Hrithik and Kangana had sent legal notices to each other, the “Queen” star revealed that she was corresponding with Hrithik through mails. Hrithik had, however, refuted this and said the email ID was not created by him.
Kangana’s advocate Rizwan Siddiqui, in a statement released here today, said the cyber crime cell of BKC police issued summons to the actress and her sister Rangoli to appear before it within a week so as to record their statements.
In reply to the summons, Siddiqui also said that no police officer can summon his client Kangana and 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 are patently illegal, as no woman can be called to the police station to record her statements as per the provisions of law,” he said in the statement.
According to the lawyer, Kangana had willingly expressed her desire to co-operate with police officers, in accordance with the provisions of law.
Earlier, Hrithik had refrained from naming Kangana in his complaint and had told the police that he learnt about the imposter and fake email-ID from a fan.
However, the actor later re-approached police urging them to probe the case fast, and revealed that Kangana had told him about this email Id.
Hrithik, in his legal notice to Kangana, claimed to have received about 1,439 emails from the actress on his correct ID.