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Actor Kamal Khan sent to 14-day judicial custody over 2020 tweet

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Mumbai, Aug 30: Former Bigg Boss Contestant and actor, Kamal Khan was sent to a 14-day judicial custody by a Borivali Court over a controversial tweet he allegedly posted in 2020.

Kamal R Khan, popularly known as KRK, was detained from the Mumbai airport and after questioning he was arrested. The police did not reveal details of the tweet. The complaint was filed against Kamaal R Khan at Malad Police Station by Yuva Sena member Rahul Kanal.

Kamal Khan

The official said a lookout circular had earlier been issued against him.

An FIR was also registered against him in 2020 under various Indian Penal Code sections including 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) and 500 (punishment for defamation), and provisions of the Information Technology Act, he said.

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The city police came to know about his arrival on Monday and immediately arrested him, the official said.

Khan has always been in the news for his controversial tweets and scathing movie reviews of Bollywood movies. In 2016, he had created quite a furor with his claim that he was paid to tweet in favor of a movie of filmmaker Karan Johar.

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