Police to record Kangana’s statement on April 30


Even as actor Hrithik Roshan’s lawyer Dipesh Mehta on Monday submitted additional information to the police to aid the probe into the actor’s complaint of an imposter sending mails from a fake email account, the police said they plan to record the statement of Kangana Ranaut as a witness in the case on April 30.

The cyber crime cops were to visit Ranaut’s house on Monday, April 18 to record her statement and inspect her computer and electronic devices, but had postponed the visit after her lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee said she was not available.

Roshan’s lawyer Dipesh Mehta late Monday evening submitted to the cyber crime division of Mumbai police a bunch of nearly 40 “additional emails” allegedly sent by Ranaut to Hrithik’s original email address in 2014 after May 24, saying that they “shall be vital in the ongoing probe”. The actor had filed the FIR on March 25 about impersonation under the Information Technology Act and an offence of cheating under Indian Penal Code against an unknown person.

In his FIR, the actor said that on May 24, 2014, at a party hosted by Karan Johar for his birthday, “Ranaut met me and thanked me for appreciating her work in the movie ‘Queen’.” He told her he had not even seen the film and when she told him about his reply to her mails, he had told her that that was not his account.

He had made a complaint to the cops in December 2014 about the alleged imposter but mentioned that it was his “fans” because “he had not wished to tarnish anyone’s image,” the complaint stated.

 Siddiquee, who has been seeking a copy of the FIR from the police, said on Monday that he would be making an application to the Bandra court for a copy of the FIR.

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