“Kamal Rashid Khan was arrested after he landed at Mumbai airport. He will appear before Borivali Court today,” Mumbai Police said in a statement to ANI.
While it remains unclear which controversial tweet led to the director’s arrest, in 2020 an FIR sued him for making derogatory remarks about late actors. Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan.
The FIR was registered based on a complaint filed by Yuva Sena core committee member Rahul Kanal about offensive tweets posted by Khan.
“On April 30, Khan is said to have taken to Twitter to announce Rishi Kapoor’s hospitalization and wrote on Twitter that the actor must not die because liquor stores are about to open,” a police officer said. with PTI.
He was also alleged to have photographed pots in Irrfan Khan, the day before his death on April 29, the official added.
A senior police official said: “We have filed a FIR against Kamal R Khan for making offensive remarks including deceased actors under section 294 (penalty for conduct or words). profanity in public) and other IPC regulations.
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor battled leukemia on April 30, less than 24 hours after Irrfan Khan died of a colon infection on April 29.
He wrote in a tweet that she must have “thought in my head” that he was depressed as he was the first Indian cricketer to make such a confession about his mental health.
He later deleted the tweet after receiving backlash on social media.