UP Police Personnel Leave For Mumbai To Interrogate Tandav's Team Following FIR: Report

UP Police Personnel Leave For Mumbai To Interrogate Tandav's Team Following FIR: ReportUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

A four member team of the Uttar Pradesh police has left for Mumbai to interrogate members of Amazon Prime Web Series Tandav, over an FIR filed against the series for hurting Hindu sentiments, Republic TV has reported.

This development comes after an FIR was registered at the Hazratganj Kotwali in Lucknow against Amazon Prime India's original content head Aparna Purohit, Tandav director Ali Abbas Zafar, producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki and others. The FIR alleges that the series hurts Hindu sentiments.

The Prakash Javadekar led Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry has summoned officials of Amazon Prime Video over the series.

Yesterday (17 January) BJP leader Ram Kadam had made a complaint against the web series in Ghatkopar and BJP MP Manoj Kotak wrote to I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar seeking a ban on the series.

Manoj Kotak pressed that the creators of the web series must apologise. He also emphasised that there were ‘concerted efforts’ to portray Hindu deities ‘in poor light’.