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Ranveer Singh Got Booked under Obscenity Law, Mumbai Police registers FIR


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An NGO recently filed a case at the Santa Cruz Police station against Ranveer Singh for Indecent Nudity. Here are the sections the cases are filed.

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Ranveer Singh posing N*DE with a popular magazine has got him in trouble lately with a Mumbai NGO. According to some reports a Mumbai NGO has filed a case against Ranveer for indecent exposure. Ranveer Singh got Booked under various sections after the NGO filed an FIR against the actor . For the unversed Ranveer’s pictures in his birthday suit went viral online as soon they came online. Mumbai Police registered an FIR against the actor at Santacruz Police Station under various Indian Penal Code Sections.

Ranveer posed nude
Ranveer posed nude

After NGO filed an FIR , Ranveer Singh Got Booked

After an NGO filed an FIR against Ranveer for posing stark naked on social media, the police registered cases against the actor. Representing the NGO was lawyer Vedika Chaubey who filed the case with the Chembur Police Station. had approached the Chembur police with a complaint with them. Ranveer Singh got booked under various sections of Indian Penal Code Section 292 (sale of obscene books, etc), 293 (sale of obscene objects to young people), and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and provisions of the Information Technology Act. According to Law on Obscenity obscene acts in public as offence.

Obscenity Law

After Ranveer Singh Got Booked, the actor received support from colleagues

Advocate Akhilesh Chaubey filed the case against the Bajirao Mastani actor. In his complaint he refers to Ranveer Singh passing a wrong message to the youth. He mentioned that Ranveer was an “A list actor” who the youth follow immensely and are likely to follow suit. Also he added that the photos were obscene and they seemed to be clicked for money and be punished. Other actors initially booked included names like Vidya Balan as Silk Smitha in ‘The Dirty Picture, Mallika Sherawat for a New Year’s eve performance and Shilpa Shetty for photos in a publication. Ranveer also received support from legal counsels. Senior counsel Niteen Pradhan said that police have reacted early in registration of an FIR. Supporting the actor he said that it was not the actor who published the photos, but the media, and thus doesn’t count as offense.

Legal Counsel and Filmmakers came for support after Ranveer Singh got booked

Many legal counsellors came For Ranveer’s support after a case was filed for nudity. Here is what some counsellors have said in regards to the case.

“Showing a bare body in the photograph as it is , should not under the law constitute obscenity. Nudity per se is not obscene and the photograph itself does not appear to be intended to be lascivious or to appeal to the prurient interest of any person as is the requirement of Section 292 Indian Penal Code for an offence of publishing obscene material. There is nothing on the face of it which shows that it tends to deprave or corrupt anyone’s mind either.”

Senior Counsel Amit Desai

Others from Film Industry also lent support to the actor.

“This complaint is of no consequence…how can it be when Ranveer Singh has posed for a New York magazine which isn’t meant for publishing here in India? I think the lawyer just wanted cheap publicity…it’s okay to go and touch the feet of a naked yogi in Kumbh Mela but they’re offended by a nude photo which is not even full frontal but a subtle depiction of nudity. What needs to change is the law and the description of what is considered obscene or lascivious.”

Filmmaker Prahlad Kakkar

Amidst all this drama, one thing is for sure, it is not going to end soon. With the legal sections coming into play the actor has invited a lot of trouble for himself.

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