Sedition case against 50 celebrities lifted

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The Bihar Police on Wednesday decided to close the sedition case against 50 acclaimed artists and intellectuals who wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The celebrities in their letter sought PM Modi’s intervention over the rising incidents of mob lynching.

Muzaffarpur SSP Manoj Kumar Sinha has ordered for closure of the case as the investigation so far revealed that allegations were levelled against the accused out of “mischief” and “lacked substance”.

It may be mentioned here that an FIR was lodged at the Sadar police station on October 3, upon the order of the Chief Judicial Magistrate who had forwarded a petition filed by a local advocate.

The letter was written by eminent personalities like filmmakers Mani Ratnam, Anurag Kashyap, Shyam Benegal, actor Soumitra Chatterjee as well as vocalist Shubha Mudgal in July this year.

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