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Falaknuma police to abide by SC order on ‘Oru Adaar Love’ movie row

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Published Feb 22, 2018, 2:26 am IST
Updated Feb 22, 2018, 2:26 am IST
The SC on Wednesday stayed all criminal proceedings against actor Priya Prakash Varrier and others associated with the film.
 The SC on Wednesday stayed all criminal proceedings against actor Priya Prakash Varrier and others associated with the film.

Hyderabad: Falaknuma police team that had gone to Kerala to serve notice to director of Malayalam movie ‘Oru Adaar Love’ will return following the Supreme Court order. The SC on Wednesday stayed all criminal proceedings against actor Priya Prakash Varrier and others associated with the film.

An FIR was registered by the Falaknuma police, following a complaint made by Muqeed Khan, an engineering student. In his complaint, Muqeed had alleged that the Malayalam song “Manikya Malaraya Poovi”, filmed on Priya Prakash Varrier and Abdul Raouf mentions the relationship of Prophet Mohammed and his wife Bibi Khatija. He had complained that the manner in which the song was pictured had hurt the religious sentiments of the Muslim community. 

“Falaknuma police team, headed by sub-inspector Ramakrishna is in Thrissur. We have called back the team. They had not served the notice so far and we will take a decision after examining the Supreme Court order. Legal advice is being sought,” DCP (south) V. Satyanarayana said. He clarified that the FIR at Falaknuma police station was registered against the director of the film Omar Lulu and not against actress Priya Prakash Varrier.

After registering a case, the Falaknuma police had sent a notice through registered post to the director. A police team had also left for Thrissur three days ago to serve the notice in person to the director, said Falaknuma inspector, P. Yadagiri.

A complaint was made at the Kamatipura police station in the Old City by another Muslim organisation. The police had made a general diary entry. Legal experts said that following the Supreme Court order, the police cannot proceed further in the case. 

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