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ABVP worker files complaint of sedition against actor Om Puri

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 February 2017, 1:21 IST

Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) worker Shankar Gora filed a complaint of sedition against actor Om Puri at Gandhi Nagar police station on 5 October. Gora alleged that Puri disrespected Indian soldiers during a television show.

Gandhi Nagar police station's ASI Subhash Chand informed about the case on 6 October.

Recently, Puri was part of a television debate about the IMPPA's (Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association) indefinite ban on Pakistani artistes working in Indian projects.

An FIR was first registered against the actor on 4 October at the Andheri Police Station in Mumbai by a person named Prithvi Maske, who has requested a sedition charge to be filed against Puri under Section 124[A].Also Read: Actor Om Puri faces sedition charges after 'insensitive' comments on Indian soldiers

The complainant alleged that the actor had insulted the Indian soldiers by passing derogatory remarks and that a case of sedition be filed against him, he said. We are looking into the complaint, Chand said, adding that no FIR has been registered in this regard.

--with agency inputs

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First published: 6 October 2016, 8:07 IST