FIR against 49 celebs who wrote to Prime Minister Modi on mob lynchings

An FIR was lodged on Thursday, 3 October in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur against 49 celebrities, including Ramchandra Guha, Mani Ratnam, Anurag Kashyap and Aparna Sen, who had written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising concern over the growing incidents of mob lynching, police said.

The case was lodged after an order was passed by Chief Judicial Magistrate Surya Kant Tiwari two months ago on a petition filed by Bihar's advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha.

“The CJM had passed the order on 20 August, accepting my petition upon the receipt of which an FIR was lodged today at the Sadar police station here,” Sudhir Kumar Ojha said.

Ojha said nearly 50 signatories of the letter were named as accused in his petition in which they allegedly “tarnished the image of the country and undermined the impressive performance of the prime minister” besides “supporting secessionist tendencies”.

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