An FIR has been filed against Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna and 12 others in Muzzafarpur in connection with the film The Accidental Prime Minister.
The FIR was lodged at the Kanti police station on Tuesday after the court took objection to non-compliance of its January 8 order in this regard.
The complaint has been filed by advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha with a plea that the movie presented Manmohan Singh and a number of other public figures in bad light.
FIR filed against Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna
Advocate Ojha said he had moved the court of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate Saba Alam on February 4 to mention that its order was not complied with by the police.
“On this, the court issued show-cause notice to Kanti police station through the Muzaffarpur senior superintendent of police after which police lodged an FIR yesterday (Tuesday),” Ojha told reporters on Wednesday.
When contacted, senior police officer Manoj Kumar said after the matter came to his cognizance, he ordered the police station to comply with the court’s order.
Police have lodged the FIR under IPC sections 295, 153, 153A, 293, 504, 506, 120B and 34 which relate to promoting enmity among different groups, sale of obscene objects, insult with intent to provoke breach of peace and criminal conspiracy etc.
The Accidental Prime Minister is an onscreen adaptation of Sanjay Baru’s book of the same name, who served as the media adviser to the former Prime Minister.
The movie was released on January 11, 2019.