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Mumbai Police arrest Kamaal R Khan aka KRK over his 'defamatory' tweet

KRK was apprehended at the Mumbai airport after arriving from Dubai late Monday night.

Mumbai Police arrest Kamaal R Khan aka KRK over his 'defamatory' tweet
Kamaal R Khan/Instagram
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Last Updated: 05.25 AM, Aug 30, 2022

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An official announced on Tuesday that actor and film critic Kamal Rashid Khan, also known as KRK, had been detained by the Mumbai Police in relation to an alleged defamatory tweet he had sent.

After arriving from Dubai late Monday night, Khan was apprehended at the Mumbai airport, according to a Malad police station official. The police withheld the specifics of the tweet. The officer claimed that he had previously been the target of a watch list.

According to him, a FIR was also filed against him in 2020 under the terms of the Information Technology Act as well as sections 153 (wantonly offering provocation with intent to incite riot) and 500 (punishment for defamation) of the Indian Penal Code.

The official claimed that as soon as the city police learned of his arrival on Monday, they promptly apprehended him.

Khan stated in 2016 that he had received payment for tweeting in support of a Karan Johar movie. One of Kamaal R. Khan's trademarks is his contentious tweets. After a charge was filed against KRK for his social media attacks on Irrfan and Rishi Kapoor in 2020, he was taken into custody. KRK was the subject of a lookout notice, which was followed by the filing of an FIR against him in 2020. Rahul Kanal, a member of the Yuva Sena, filed the complaint. He will be presented today, August 30, at 11 p.m. in Borivali court. He was detained by IPC Sections 153A, 294, 500, 501, 505, 67, and 98.

Rahul Kanal told India Today that Kamal R. Khan was detained today as a result of his allegation. He supports the Mumbai police's action. On social media, he makes offensive remarks and uses vulgar language. Such conduct is not acceptable in modern society. Mumbai police have issued a stern warning against such individuals by detaining him.

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