Kangana’s lawyer says no police officer can summon her

Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli have refused to appear before the Mumbai police’s cybercrime cell after the police summoned them in connection with the FIR filed by Hrithik Roshan against an imposter who was allegedly interacting with the actress posing as him.

Reacting strongly to the summons, Kangana’s lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee said police have “no legal right” to ask his client or her sister to appear before them.

"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," advocate Rizwan said in a statement on Thursday, March 31.

He added that the police instead should have acted in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code and requested Kangana for some time suitable to both parties so that her statement could have been recorded. He, however, said that Kangana was willing to co-operate with the police officials in their investigation, but only in accordance to the provisions of law.

On Friday, March 25, Hrithik had filed an FIR with the cybercrime cell at Bandra-Kurla Complex against an unknown person for impersonating him and allegedly sending e-mails to the ‘Queen’ actress posing as him. The ‘Bang Bang’ actor revealed that it was Kangana who was communicating with his imposter through e-mails.

The actor had filed a similar complaint in December, 2014 after coming to know that someone has allegedly created a fake e-mail ID in his name and interacting with a girl who had sent some personal pictures and messages to the imposter’s e-mail presuming it to be the actor’s. But he refrained from naming Kangana as the girl, as it would cause inconvenience to her as police might summon her for inquiries.

Following the FIR police had sent summons to Kangana and Rangoli to record their statements.