FIR against "Mirzapur2" Series - Allahabad High Court stays the arrest of show's producers Farhan Akhtar @FarOutAkhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani @ritesh_sid.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) January 29, 2021
They approached the HC to quash the FIR registered alleging the series showed UP in "bad light"#Mirzapur2 @NetflixIndia pic.twitter.com/MvzAmzs1BV
For the past few weeks, web shows like Mirzapur 2 and Tandav. On January 17, an FIR was filed against the makers of Mirzapur 2 for showing the city of UP, Mirzapur in a bad light. The FIR was lodged at Mirzapur Kotwali (Dehat) police station for allegedly hurting religious and social sentiments and showing Mirzapur in a bad light. As the hearing of the case was scheduled for today, here’s the latest update. The Allahabad High Court has put a stay on the arrest of producers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. As per the online reports, Ritesh and Farhan have also approached the HC to quash the FIR against the series.
The official social media page of Live Law Tweeted, “FIR against "Mirzapur2" Series - Allahabad High Court stays the arrest of show's producers Farhan Akhtar @FarOutAkhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani @ritesh_sid. They approached the HC to quash the FIR registered alleging the series showed UP in "bad light" #Mirzapur2 @NetflixIndia.”
As per IANS, the Plea stated, “Mirzapur has rich cultural value, but in 2018 Excel Entertainment has launched a web series named Mirzapur of 9 episodes in which they have shown Mirzapur a city of goons and adulteresses.”
For the unversed, Mirzapur makers Ritesh Sadhwani, Farhan Akhtar, Bhaumik Gondaliya and OTT platform company Amazon Prime Video were booked under 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 (with intent to incite, or which is likely to incite, any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community), 34 (criminal acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC and 67A (publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act) of the IT Act. (ALSO READ: Mirzapur 2 Gets Supreme Court Notice For Depicting UP In A ‘Bad Light’ Amidst Saif Ali Khan’s Tandav Controversy – Reports)
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