Friday, December 10, 2021

Allahabad High Court quashes FIR against Mirzapur makers, directors, writers

The Allahabad High Court on Friday quashed the First Information Report (FIR) registered against Farhan Akhar and Ritesh Sidhwani, producers of web series Mirzapur, in a case registered against them for allegedly hurting religious, social and regional sentiments through their portrayal of the town of Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh in the web series [Ritesh Sidhwani And Another v. State of UP].

"..both the Writ Petitions nos. 851 of 2021 and 1665 of 2021 are allowed. The first information report dated 17.1.2021 registered as Case Crime No. 0016 of 2021, under sections 295-A, 504, 505 and 34 of the IPC and Section 67-A of the IT Act in Police Station Kotwali Dehat, District Mirzapur is hereby quashed.

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