The activists of the Republican Party of India (RPI) attacked the residence of actor Anupam Kher at Juhu for his alleged derogatory remarks against the constitution of India.
Kher, while extending his supporting to social activist Anna Hazare’s movement allegedly talked about ‘throwing out the constitution’, a remark which the actor has flatly denied.
There are reports that the activists broke the windowpanes of his house and shouted slogans against him. The Juhu police have arrested 11 activists on charges of unlawful assembly and rioting. Amitabh Gupta, additional commissioner of police (western region) said the police rushed to the spot on being alerted.
“Our team reached the spot quickly and arrested the activists,” said Gupta. He said that the arrested people will be produced before the holiday court on Sunday.
Both Kher and his actor wife Kirron were not at home when the incident took place. Nagesh Tambe, the RPI leader who led the agitation, said: “Kher insulted the constitution written by our leader Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and hence we protested,” said Tambe.
He said some minor untoward incident did take place but nothing serious enough for his cadres to be arrested.
A privilege motion has already been moved against the actor by Nationalist Congress Party legislator, Jitendra Awhad in the Maharashtra state assembly on Friday.