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Hashmi in trouble over bias remarks, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, August 03, 2009
First Published: 00:39 IST(3/8/2009) | Last Updated: 00:40 IST(3/8/2009)

In a new twist to the episode of alleged religious profiling involving Emraan Hashmi, a police complaint has been filed against the actor, who had claimed that he was denied a house because he was a Muslim, accusing him of promoting enmity between different communities.


The complaint, filed by BJP leader Sanjay Bedia, has accused Hashmi and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt of various offences under IPC, lawyer Ketan Mehta said.

Bedia said Hashmi had not entered into any agreement with the house owner or even paid a token amount to him.

The actor had “unnecessarily” raked up the issue of NOC (no-objection certificate), saying it was refused by the society because he was a Muslim, the BJP leader said.

Hashmi has been accused of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion by his acts under Sections 153-A and of deliberate and malicious acts with an intention to outrage the religious feelings (Sec 295-A).

Bhatt has been charged with section 120-b (conspiracy) and 34 (common intention).

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