Kangana Ranaut, Sister Summoned By Mumbai Police On October 26, 27: Report

The battle between Shiv Sena and Kangana Ranaut had escalated after her comparison of Mumbai with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and claims that she was "scared" to live there.

Kangana Ranaut, Sister Summoned By Mumbai Police On October 26, 27: Report

Kangana Ranaut had left Mumbai and gone back to her hometown Manali last month (File)

New Delhi:

Actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister have been summoned for questioning by the Mumbai police in a sedition case, news agency ANI has reported. Ms Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel were asked to appear before the investigating officer on October 26 and 27.  

The First Information Report against them was registered last week following an order from the Mumbai Magistrate's court.  

In response to a petition from a casting director who alleged that the 31-year-old, besides defaming Bollywood, was also "creating a communal divide" through her tweets, the court said a thorough investigation by an expert is necessary.

Kangana Ranaut, who made headlines with her row with Maharashtra's ruling Shiv Sena with her comments on the Sushant Rajput case and alleged lawlessness in Mumbai, had left the city and gone back to her hometown Manali last month.

The battle between the Sena and Ms Ranaut had escalated after her comparison of the country's financial capital with Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir and claims that she was "scared" to live there. The Sena and NCP's Anil Deshmukh had suggested that she quit living there.

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The row was also fuelled by the Mumbai civic authorities' demolition of Ms Ranaut's office in the posh Pali Hills area, citing 14 "violations".  

Ms Ranaut secured a stay on the demolition after it was almost over and, filed a Rs 2 crore compensation claim. In her petition, she claimed the demolition was a direct result of her comments against the Maharashtra government.

The Sena has accused the BJP of fighting a proxy war through her.