FIR registered after MP Rana files plaint over life-threatening calls

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FIR registered after MP Rana files plaint over life-threatening calls

Friday, 27 May 2022 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Delhi Police has registered an First Information Report (FIR) against unknown persons after Independent Lok Sabha MP Navneet Rana filed a complaint alleging that she received multiple life threatening calls.

Rana had filed the complaint with the Delhi Police on Wednesday. Rana was recently granted bail by a Mumbai court in connection with the Matoshree-Hanuman Chalisa case.

According to Amrutha Guguloth, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), New Delhi district, the FIR has been registered under Sections of  506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the North Avenue police station. According to the complaint filed by her personal assistant, the MP received 11 calls on Tuesday from 5.27 pm to 5.47 pm on her personal mobile number. The person on the other end spoke to her in a very inappropriate way, abused her and also threatened that if she comes to Maharashtra, she will be killed, the complaint said.

The caller threatened the Amravati MP that "if you recite Hanuman Chalisa again, you will be killed," the complaint stated.

The complaint further said that Rana was traumatised. A police official privy to investigation said that they are investigating the matter and call details record (CDR) is being scanned to identify the culprits as alleged by the Rana.

In April, Navneet Rana and her MLA husband Ravi Rana had announced that they would recite Hanuman Chalisa outside Matoshree, the private residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai.

On April 23, they were arrested by the Mumbai Police on charges of sedition and promoting enmity among communities for their insistence on chanting the Hanuman Chalisa outside Matoshree. On May 4, the two lawmakers were granted bail by a Mumbai court in the case.

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