Actor Kamaal Rashid Khan booked for defamatory remarks

New Delhi: Actor Kamaal Rashid Khan has been booked for allegedly making casteist and defamatory remarks against the lead actor of Hindi film `Raanjhanaa` in his review of the movie posted on YouTube, police said on Thursday.

According to the police, a case under Section 66 A of the IT Act and others has been registered against Khan at the Seema Puri Police Station of North-East Delhi on Monday. Police indicated that Khan could be arrested in this case.

The complaint has been file by one Dr Bheemrao Ambedkar Vichaar Manch which said that the Khan made casteist remarks against an actor in his review of the recently-released `Raanjhanaa` movie posted on the popular video sharing web site.

The 8-52 minute video was uploaded on YouTube on July 29, police said.

According to R L Kane, who is the secretary of Dr Bheemrao Ambedkar Vichaar Manch, the complaint was filed after they sent an e-mail regarding the issue to newly-appointed Police Commissioner BS Bassi.

The Commissioner later directed the cops to take necessary action in the case following which Station House Officer (SHO) Seema Puri is investigating the case.


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