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FIR filed against Ekta Kapoor for hurting religious sentiments

An FIR has been registered against television producer Ekta Kapoor and two others in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore on charges of spreading obscenity, hurting religious feelings, and improper use of national emblems in her web show “Triple X Season 2”, police said on Saturday.

The FIR also mentions a particular scene that allegedly portrays the Indian Army’s uniform in a highly objectionable manner, an officer said.
Besides Ekta Kapoor, the FIR names director of the web series Pankhudi Rodrigues and screenwriter Jessica Khurana, said Inspector Satish Kumar Dwivedi.

The complaint was lodged on Friday night by Valmik Sakaragaye and Neeraj Yagnik, both residents of Indore.

“Ekta Kapoor’s OTT platform ALTBalaji streamed (erotic) web series “Triple X Season 2″ which not only spread obscenity but also hurt religious feelings of a particular community,” Dwivedi said quoting the complaint.

A scene in the web show portrayed the Indian Army’s uniform in a highly objectionable manner and also disrespected the national emblems, he said.

Ekta Kapoor and others have been charged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code for obscene acts and songs and uttering, words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person. They have also been charged under the Information Technology (IT) Act, and the State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act, 2005, Dwivedi said.

Mumbai-based Ekta Kapoor is the founder of ALTBalaji, which is owned by her production house, Balaji Telefilms.
Further investigation is underway, the police officer said.