'The Kerala Story producer should be hanged in public': BJP lodges complaint against NCP leader for his controversial comment

Friday, 12 May 2023 (10:40 IST)
Mumbai: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activist from Thane has lodge a complaint against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former housing minister Jitendra Awhad for his comments on 'The Kerala Story' movie.
The complaint against Awhad was lodged in the Vartak Nagar police station in neighbouring Thane district on charges of defamation.
Sadashiv Nikam, senior police inspector, Vartak Nagar police station said, "We have registered an non-cognisable (NC) against Jitendra Awhad under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 500 (defamation) after a BJP worker filed a complaint against him for allegedly defaming the film by claiming that it was based on fake incidents."
Earlier Awhad while speaking with the media said, 'The Kerala Story' movie has not only tarnished the image of Kerala, but have also insulted the women of the state. They said 32,000 women from Kerala had gone missing and joined the terrorist group ISIS, but the real figure is three."
Maharashtra deputy chief minister and home minister Devendra Fadnavis watched the movie recently and appealed to all the people to watch it. He also said that inquiry will be conducted against Awhad for defaming the film and also making unnecessary statements and appropriate action will be taken. (UNI)

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