Police in Malad arrested actor Kamal Rashid Khan, known popularly as KRK, this morning. The police have said that an FIR had been lodged against him in connection with his controversial social media posts back in 2020. KRK had made the controversial tweets against late actors Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan, who died in April 2020. The cops arrested KRK right after the actor landed in Mumbai from Dubai.
A complaint by Yuva Sena leader Rahul Kanal on 30 April 2020 was the basis of the FIR registered against KRK. The police took action under various Indian Penal Code sections, including Section 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) and Section 500 (punishment for defamation), and provisions of the Information Technology Act.
Rahul Kanal had accused KRK of spreading "hatred" by posting tweets on the late Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor. The complainant had said that KRK had regularly been “spreading hatred" on social media. "He (KRK) came into Bollywood with a movie named 'Deshdrohi' and is really acting like one. Even when the world is going through a pandemic, I can't understand his inhumane behaviour and spreading hatred in all spheres of life," the complaint said.
Rahul Kanal said KRK was making hateful comments against Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor. "After Irrfan Khan, who is India's pride, passed away, he was making poor claims and statements on him. He was also talking crap about senior actor late Rishi Kapoor also," the complaint read.
What KRK had tweeted
In the controversial tweet posted on 30 April, KRK had announced Rishi Kapoor’s hospitalisation and said that the actor must not die as wine shops were set to open soon in a few days, a police officer said.
In another tweet, KRK had linked the coronavirus infection, which was ravaging through the country in April 2020 triggering a lockdown, with the deaths of the two actors – Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan – saying he knew the two would die.
KRK was produced before the Borivali court which sent him to 14-day judicial custody.