Karnataka Police has lodged an FIR against actor Kangana Ranaut over her tweet against farmers who were protesting against the controversial farm laws passed by the government.

a person wearing a dress shirt and tie: FIR against Kangana RanautFIR against Kangana RanautAfter a Karnataka court directed the police to file an FIR against Kangana Ranaut, she has been booked on charges of promotion of enmity between groups, intentional insult, grave provocation and other sections under IPC.

A court in Tumakuru district of Karnataka on Friday directed the state police to register an FIR against actress Kangana Ranaut on her recent tweet in which she targeted farmers protesting the farm laws.

Based on a complaint by a lawyer L Ramesh Naik, the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court directed the inspector of Kyathasandra police station to register an FIR against Kangana Ranaut who compared the protesting farmers to terrorists.

The court said the complainant had filed an application under section 156(3) of the CrPC for investigation.

The actress had tweeted on September 21 from her Twitter handle @KanganaTeam: “People who spread misinformation and rumours about CAA that caused riots are the same people who are now spreading misinformation about Farmers bill and causing terror in the nation, they are terrorists. You very well know what I said but simply like to spread misinformation.”

Petitioner Naik has said this tweet had hurt him and prompted him to file a case against Kangana Ranaut.