Actress Shweta Tiwari convicted of insulting religion as remark sparks controversy | Latest India News
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra earlier asked the Bhopal Police Commissioner to investigate the matter and take action.
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh police on Thursday night charged actress Shweta Tiwari with insulting religion and hurting religious feelings following a controversial comment she made at a press conference in Bhopal on Wednesday in the promotion of a web series.
The actress had made a remark referencing her loungewear and God.
State Home Minister Narottam Mishra had previously asked the Bhopal Police Commissioner to investigate the matter and take action. On Friday, he said Tiwari was convicted under Section 295 A of the Indian Penal Code (willful and malicious acts intended to outrage the religious feelings of any class by insulting religion or religious beliefs).
A video of Tiwari’s comment went viral on social media and Sanskriti Bachao Manch members staged a protest in Bhopal and demanded action against her on Thursday. Later, Bhopal resident Sonu Prajapati filed a complaint against her.
Deputy Police Commissioner Riyaz Iqbal said he filed a complaint against Tiwari over Prajapati’s complaint. “Now we have asked the manager of the hotel, where the press conference was held, to share the video footage so that we can investigate the matter. Further action will be taken after the investigation.