Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel have moved to Supreme Court for transfering their case registered against them from Mumbai to Shimla. They alleged that there would be threat to their lives if the trial proceeds there because of personal motive of Shiv Sena leaders against them.
The plea has sought transfer of trial of FIRs and complaints registered against them, including a complaint case filed by veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar against Ranaut alleging defamation, from Mumbai to a competent court in Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. It has further sought transfer of an FIR lodged in Mumbai by one Ali Kashif Khan Deshmukh which relates to Chandel’s tweet in which she had expressed her anguish over attack on doctors during COVID-19 pandemic.
Advocate Neeraj Shekhar has filed that plea.
The plea has also mentioned that looking at the threat perception of Ranaut, she was granted Y-plus category of CRPF security by the home ministry. Therefore, it becomes possible that they have a threat to their life. The plea also said that in September last year, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had illegally demolished a part of the Pali Hill bungalow of Kangana Ranaut. Later, this act was declared illegal by Bombay High Court.