"I can't understand his inhumane behaviour"
Kamaal R Khan, better known as KRK, was arrested in Mumbai over his controversial tweets in 2020.
The actor and self-proclaimed critic was arrested at Mumbai Airport.
He was presented at Mumbai’s Borivali Court.
The arrest came following a complaint made by Yuva Sena leader Rahul Kanal. The complaint was originally made in 2020 and in it, he claimed that KRK’s tweets about the late Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, spread “hatred”.
Mr Kanal said: “He came into Bollywood with a movie named Deshdrohi and is really acting like one.
“Even when the world is going through a pandemic, I can’t understand his inhumane behaviour and spreading hatred in all spheres of life.”
Speaking about KRK’s tweets, Mr Kanal continued:
“After Irrfan Khan, who is India’s pride, passed away, he was making poor claims and statements on him.
“He was also talking rubbish about senior actor late Rishi Kapoor also.”
A police officer said: “On April 30, Khan had allegedly taken to Twitter to announce Rishi Kapoor’s hospitalisation and tweeted saying that the actor must not die as wine shops were set to open soon.
“We have registered an FIR against Kamal R Khan for making derogatory remarks about both the deceased actors under section 294 (punishment for obscene acts or words in public) and other provisions of the IPC.”
Mr Kanal said: “Kamaal R Khan has been arrested today on my complaint.
“I welcome this move by Mumbai police. He makes derogatory comments on social media and uses foul language.
“Such kind of behaviour is unacceptable in society. By arresting him, Mumbai police has sent out a strong message against such people.”
Following his arrest, Twitter users celebrated, with many imagining the relief that Bollywood stars must be feeling.
One said: “He was nabbed right in time before Brahmastra release.”
“Waiting for his reviews on Mumbai police services.”
KRK is known for his controversial comments about Bollywood stars and most recently, he claimed that Anushka Sharma was the reason behind her cricketer husband Virat Kohli’s “depression”.
He tweeted that she must have “put in his head” that he’s depressed because he’s the first Indian cricketer to have made such a confession about his mental health.
Unsurprisingly, the tweet received a lot of backlash. KRK later deleted the tweet.