Mumbai police have filed a case against television actor Munmun Dutta for using a derogatory term against a community, an official said on Saturday.
The case concerns the comment made by the actor of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah in a video about makeup, which she posted on a social media platform on May 9, in which she used a word for a specific community, according to the report. the police.
The video went viral on social media platforms.
“The case against Dutta was registered on May 26 based on a complaint filed by Naresh Bohit (40), a community leader and political party employee, at Goregaon Police Station on May 12,” the police officer said.
Since the actor lives within the boundaries of the Amboli police station, the complaint request was forwarded to that police station, he said.
After the investigation, the FIR was registered against the actor on Wednesday.
She is posted under IPC Sections 295(A) (Deliberate and Malicious Acts, Meant to Outrage Religious Feelings of Any Class by Insulting Her Religion or Religious Beliefs) and Section 3 of the Prevention of Atrocities Against the SC/ST law, the official said. .
The actor had been given flak for her comment, after which she apologized on May 10, saying she used the word because of her “language barrier”.
Similar cases against the actor were previously registered in Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, police said.