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Actor Kamal R Khan arrested for controversial 2020 tweet

New Delhi: Actor and self-declared film critic Kamal R Khan aka KRK was arrested by Malad Police on Tuesday. He has been arrested for his two-year-old controversial tweet. He was held after he landed in Mumbai this morning. He will be presented before Borivali Court today, according to the Police.

Although it was not immediately clear for which tweet the actor was detained, a FIR was filed against him for making disparaging comments on social media in 2020 about the late actors Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor. Rahul Kanal, a member of the Yuva Sena core committee, filed the FIR after becoming aware of the actor’s offensive tweets.

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An ANI tweet about KRK’s arrest can be read, “Kamal Rashid Khan arrested by Malad Police over his controversial tweet in 2020. He was arrested after he landed at Mumbai Airport. He will be presented before Borivali Court today: Mumbai Police (sic).”

According to a PTI report citing a police official, Khan announced Rishi Kapoor’s hospitalisation on Twitter on April 30 and urged the actor not to pass away because wine shops were about to open. A day before Irrfan Khan died on April 29, he also insulted him.

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“We have registered an FIR against Kamal R Khan for making derogatory remarks about both the deceased actors under section 294 (punishment for obscene acts or words in public) and other provisions of the IPC,” PTI had quoted a senior police official as saying.

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