FIR against 'Mirzapur' producers for presenting UP district in "bad light"

FIR against 'Mirzapur' producers for presenting UP district in "bad light"

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MIRZAPUR: The producers of Amazon Prime’s show Mirzapur at the Kotwali Dehat have been booked "for allegedly, promoting social enmity, showcasing abusive content, presenting the district in bad light and presenting illicit relations on screen.

The FIR has been registered on the complaint of one Arvind Chaturvedi hailing from Mirazapur district in Uttar Pradesh who alleged that the show “has hurt his religious sentiments”.

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The FIR has named show producers Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar and Bhaumik Gondaliya under IPC sections 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or reli­gious beliefs), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the IPC along with sections of the Information Technology (IT) Act.

SP of Mirzapur Ajay Kumar stated that Arvind Chaturvedi alleged that the web series has showed "abusive content and illicit relations."

Talking to media, Mirzapur Dehat SHO Vijay Kumar said that without giving a detailed example the complainant has alleged that the show has hurt his religious sentiments and has presented the Mirzapur city in bad light.

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