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Salman Khan, Bigg Boss producers booked for hurting sentiments

PTI  Hyderabad, December 21, 2013
First Published: 09:24 IST(21/12/2013) | Last Updated: 17:34 IST(21/12/2013)

Following a court order, police on Friday registered a first information report (FIR) against Bollywood actor Salman Khan and producers of reality TV show Big Boss 7 for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments. 

Mohammed Fasihuddin, a businessman, had moved the magistrate's court seeking a direction to the police to register a criminal case, on the ground that the show hurt the religious sentiments of the Muslim community, said his lawyerM A Qawi Abbasim.

"We registered an FIR on December 13. We will have to investigate the case. We need to question the complainant and gather evidence before proceeding further," said a senior police official when asked whether the actor would be summoned for probe.

The FIR has been lodged under section 295 (A) of Indian Penal Code (`acts intended to outrage religious feelings').

According to the complainant, certain expressions used by Salman for describing elimination and promotion of participants were offensive.

Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma told reporters that police had also sought legal opinion as to city police's jurisdiction to register and probe the case.

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