As Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut engage in a war of words, a city court has asked a US-based firm to hand over information sought by the cyber crime cell in Mumbai in connection with its probe into the fake e-mail ID complaint filed by Hrithik.
The order by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate A R Natu was given on a plea by the cyber crime cell seeking issuance of notice to authorities at Mail and Media Inc to provide details sought by it. A copy of the order, which was issued two days back, was made available today.
Police today said they will also examine laptop and mobile phone of Kangana to find out the trail of e-mails, if any, forwarded to her by the alleged imposter operating through the fake e-mail in the guise of Hrithik.
In its application filed before a local court on April 18, the cyber crime cell requested it to issue a notice to authorities at Mail and Media Inc under section 91 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) for production of the said information.
"If the court does not issue notice then the police will not be able to probe the complaint further due to lack of information," the application filed by Cyber Crime Cell police inspector Kalpana Gadekar said.
On March 25, Hrithik had registered a complaint with the cyber crime cell in suburban BKC here claiming that the ID 'hroshan.email.com' has been generated by an imposter and that the person was using it to communicate with his fans and others, including Kangana.
Kangana's lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui had said that the actress and her sister Rangoli will be available for recording their statements on April 30 at their residence in a western suburb.
"We have communicated the date (April 30) to the cyber crime on Saturday last, as that is the earliest when all three of us - Kangana, her sister Rangoli and I will be available - for recording of the statement," he had said.
The presence of the 'imposter' came to the fore apparently when Kangana thanked Hrithik for appreciating her work in the movie 'Queen' at a birthday party of filmmaker Karan Johar in May 2014.
When Hrithik told her that he had not seen the movie, Kangana told him that she had received an email from him from the 'hroshan.email.com' ID and that she has been corresponding on the email ID since several months.
Hrithik then denied having any such email address and said his ID was firstname.lastname@example.org. Kangana, who has fallen out with Hrithik, later forwarded all the email sent and received by her from the 'hroshan.email.com' ID.
Hrithik's lawyer had earlier claimed that Kangana had not recorded her statement to assist in the investigations and hence the proceedings in the legal battle between the two were stalled.