Mumbai, Aug 2: A FIR had been lodged against actor Emraan Hashmi, who had earlier claimed that he was denied a house because he was a Muslim, accusing him that he was trying to divide people on religious lines.
BJP worker Sanjay Bedia, filed the complaint in D B Marg police station on Saturday, Aug 1 on Hashmi and noted filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt of various offences under IPC, Bedia's lawyer Ketan Mehta said.
The BJP leader said, "Hashmi had not entered into any agreement with the house owner or even paid a token amount to him. The actor had 'unnecessary' raked up the issue of NOC saying it was refused by the housing society only because he was a Muslim."
Hashmi has been accused of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion by his acts under Sections 153-A and of deliberate and malicious acts with an intention to outrage the religious feelings (Section 295-A).
"Mahesh Bhatt has been charged with section 120-b (conspiracy) and 34 (common intention). The complaint was also lodged against him because he had supported Hashmi by issuing statements in the media," Mehta said.