Paresh Rawal moves Calcutta HC over FIR against him for his ‘anti-Bengali remark’

Bollywood Actor and BJP leader Paresh Rawal approached the Calcutta High Court over the FIR against him for his alleged anti-Bengali remark.

Kolkata,UPDATED: Feb 1, 2023 06:22 IST

A case has been registered against Paresh Rawal under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.

By Suryagni Roy: BJP leader and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal has moved to the Calcutta High Court over FIR filed against him for allegedly making “anti-Bengali” remarks.

Justice Raj Sekhar Mantha will hear the case on February 2. Rawal was also summoned by Kolkata Police, following which he asked for more time to appear.

Last year ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections, Rawal had said, “Gas cylinders are expensive, but the prices will come down. People will get employment too. But what will happen if Rohingya migrants and Bangladeshis start living around you, like in Delhi? What will you do with gas cylinders? Cook fish for the Bengalis?”

However, later the veteran actor apologised on Twitter for his take on the subject and said that the statement was in reference to illegal “Bangladeshis and Rohingyas”.

A case has been registered against Rawal under sections 153 (provocation with intent to cause riot), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups), 153B (propagates denial of rights to linguistic or racial groups), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 505 (statements intending public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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