“Kamal Rashid Khan was arrested after he landed at Mumbai Airport. He might be introduced earlier than Borivali Court docket at present,” the Mumbai Police mentioned in a press release to ANI.
Whereas it’s nonetheless not clear which controversial tweet result in the director’s arrest, again in 2020, an FIR was lodged towards him for making derogatory remarks about late actors Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan.
The FIR was registered based mostly on a criticism that was lodged by Yuva Sena’s core committee member Rahul Kanal relating to derogatory tweets posted by Khan.
“On April 30, Khan had allegedly taken to Twitter to announce Rishi Kapoor’s hospitalisation and tweeted saying that the actor should not die as wine outlets had been set to open quickly,” a police officer advised PTI.
He had additionally allegedly taken potshots at Irrfan Khan, a day earlier than his loss of life on April 29, the official added.
“We now have registered an FIR towards Kamal R Khan for making derogatory remarks about each the deceased actors beneath part 294 (punishment for obscene acts or phrases in public) and different provisions of the IPC,” a senior police official mentioned.
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor succumbed to leukaemia on April 30, lower than 24 hours after Irrfan Khan died of colon an infection on April 29.
He wrote in a tweet that she will need to have “put in his head” that he is depressed as a result of he is the primary Indian cricketer to have made such a confession about his psychological well being.
He later deleted the tweet after receiving backlash on social media.