Mumbai: The city police have summoned three-time National award winning actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister to record their statement, following a complaint lodged by actor Hrithik Roshan against unknown persons for alleged impersonation.
After Hrithik approached the suburban Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) police, an FIR was registered against unknown persons for allegedly creating a fake email-ID in the actor's name and using it to chat with his fans.
Recently, when Hrithik and Kangana had sent legal notices to each other, the 'Queen' star revealed that she was corresponding with Hrithik through mails.
Hrithik had, however, refuted this and said the email ID was not created by him.
Kangana's advocate Rizwan Siddiqui, in a statement released here today, said the cyber crime cell of BKC police issued summons to the actress and her sister Rangoli to appear before it within a week so as to record their statements.
In reply to the summons, Siddiqui also said that no police officer can summon his client Kangana and her sister to any police station to record their statement, as a witness under section 160 of CrPC.
"The witness summons sent to my client and her sister by the police officer are patently illegal, as no woman can be called to the police station to record her statements as per the provisions of law," he said in the statement.
According to the lawyer, Kangana had willingly expressed her desire to co-operate with police officers, in accordance with the provisions of law.
Earlier, Hrithik had refrained from naming Kangana in his complaint and had told the police that he learnt about the imposter and fake email-ID from a fan.
However, the actor later re-approached police urging them to probe the case fast, and revealed that Kangana had told him about this email-ID.
Hrithik, in his legal notice to Kangana, claimed to have received about 1,439 emails from the 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' actress on his correct email-ID, and also the forwarded emails she had sent to the fake ID and the replies received therein.
The 'Bang Bang' star claimed he learnt about the alleged imposter in May 2014, following which he filed a complaint with the cyber crime cell in December the same year.