Kangana Ranaut's lawyer: No police officer can summon my client

Mar 31, 2016, 13:47 IST | Shubha Shetty-Saha

In reaction to mid-day's story about Hrithik Roshan naming Kangana Ranaut in fake email ID case FIR, actress says she'll cooperate with police; reserves her right to file criminal complaint against Hrithik

Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee in reply to the summons states that "No Police Officer can summon my client Ms. Kangana Ranaut or her sister Ms. Rangoli to any police station to record their statement as a witness under Section 160 of CRPC. The Witness summons sent to my client and her sister by the Police Officer is patently illegal, as no woman can ever be called to the police station to record their statements as per the provisions of law."

Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut
Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut

"Nonetheless my client who is shown to be a victim as per the claims of Mr. Hrithik Roshan has herself willingly expressed her desire to co-operate with the officers in accordance to the provisions of law, as well as in her reply to the Summons she has duly reserved her rights to file an appropriate criminal complaint against Mr. Hrithik Roshan and his associates for hacking two of her email accounts, which includes the email from which Mr. Hrithik Roshan admittedly claims to have personally received about 1439 emails from my client on his correct email id as well the email from which my client was communicating with the alleged imposter.

Hrithik Roshan breaks 'dignified silence', names Kangana Ranaut in FIR against impostor
Hrithik Roshan breaks 'dignified silence', names Kangana Ranaut in FIR against impostor 

The Crux of the matter is simple Mr. Hrithik Roshan had admittedly full knowledge of the so-called imposter in the month of May 2014. However, he did not wish to take any action against the so-called imposter for good seven months nor did he as a responsible citizen, then bother to take the required details of the imposter from my client during those seven months.

Thereafter sometime in December 2014 Mr. Hrithik Roshan filed an informal complaint with the cyber cell, with full knowledge that no investigation shall be carried out by the Police on an informal complaint. During this time Mr. Hrithik Roshan admittedly started receiving mails from my client on his correct email id for more than a year, however he did not block them for reasons best known to him. Mr. Hrithik Roshan then thereafter sent a defamation Notice to my client stating my client defamed him because "Silly-Ex" referred to by my client in one of her interviews was him.

Watch: Here's what Kangana Ranaut said when quizzed about Hrithik Roshan

In his Notice, he claimed that he did not know my client socially at all. He also interalia claimed that he was receiving 50 emails a day from my client. He further specifically claimed that my client was using his name to gain publicity. In reply to his Advocate's notice, I on behalf of my client proved the extent of blatant lies that his notice contained and questioned him as to how was he attending my client's private birthday party with his entire family and my client was attending his party besides his sister's and his father's birthday party as well, if he did not know my client socially at all. Besides I questioned him on his exaggerated claims of receiving 50 emails from my client ever day and why did he prudently not block my client if it was one-way communication. The basis of sending a defamation notice was also questioned as no case for defamation was made out in the Notice. Mr. Hrithik Roshan was also prudently questioned as to why no case was registered against an imposter at the right time when it was required. He was required to act on my Notice within 7 days.

However thereafter he cleverly chose to maintain a 'dignified silence' as there could not have been any good reply to my notice where his statements were proved to be blatant lies. Subsequent to this he conveniently chose to divert all media attention to a so-called imposter to deviate from the main subject of having criminally threatened my client and having intimidated her, without any provocation or good reason at all. As a matter of fact it is my client who has actually suffered and has yet maintained a dignified silence so far. These acts of deviating media attention is another unintelligent attempt. Things were started by Mr. Hrithik Roshan and he should come forward and end it in a proper manner."

When it all started
According to the FIR registered by Hrithik, the matter unfolded on May 24, 2014 at the birthday party of director Karan Johar. Kangana approached Hrithik and thanked him for praising her work in the movie Queen. However, Hrithik said he had not watched the film and had never conversed with her over e-mails.

In December that same year, Hrithik filed a written application to the cyber police station. mid-day had reported on the matter. He claimed he has a personal e-mail ID, which is hroshan@imac.com and he usually interacts with his friends and fans on this, while Kangana was having a conversation on hroshan@email.com.

Kangana claims it was Hrithik speaking to her on the e-mail ID.

Hrithik breaks silence over tussle
Roshan later released a statement on the matter, which said, “Out of respect for everyone involved, I followed the legal path to resolve the matter in question so as to keep it private. It was a breach of ethics to reveal the contents of a private legal notice. Dignified silence is dignified up to a point, but there comes a time when the silence needs to be broken to protect one’s name, family and image.”

“The crux of the matter is that the mail id hroshan@email.com does NOT belong to me. I had filed a complaint in this regard with Mumbai cyber crime cell on 12th December 2014 when I learnt of this impersonator communicating with the said person. I have absolutely NO CONNECTION with this ID.”

The first complaint
Hrithik files a complaint, accusing an unknown person of using an e-mail address similar to his. The actor had asked the police to get the account terminated and also trace its owner. In the complaint, Hrithik mentioned the case of a young girl, who has sent many of her photographs and video clips to the impostor’s account, thinking she was sending it to Hrithik.

Legal tussle ensues
Earlier this month, Hrithik sent a legal notice to Kangana demanding a public apology for defaming him. Kangana responded with a 22-page missive. Hrithik’s notice, however, seems to have referred to an interview where Kangana said, “I don’t know why exes do silly things to get your attention.” Hrithik has apparently claimed that even after he had clarified he had never conversed with Kangana, she began sending emails to his original e-mail ID. Sources alleged Kangana had sent “titillating, absurd and senseless photographs and videos to Hrithik’s original email ID.”

FIR registered against impostor
Hrithik approaches the cyber police station at BKC to register an FIR in his complaint on an unknown person impersonating him and allegedly speaking to Kangana on his behalf from the e-mail address. Sources said that after the FIR, police have approached a few people associated with the actor to get details on the suspicious e-mail ID and the communications made from it.

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