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NCW chief says Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik should be arrested for threat to Ranaut

New Delhi: National Woman Commission (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma has taken suo motu cognisance of Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik’s comments allegedly threatening actress Kangana Ranaut after the star compared Mumbai to Pakistan occupied Kashmir and demanded his arrest.

The NCW chief said “Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik has threatened Kangana Ranaut and said that she will be beaten, her legs will be broken if she enters in Mumbai. This is highly objectionable statements. I will take suo motu cognisance and write to Mumbai Director General of Police to immediately arrest this person who is dangerous for society.”

Mr Sarnaik had in a tweet in Marathi, demanded that Kangana be booked for sedition for comparing Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

“MP Sanjay Raut cautioned Kangana in a very mild way. If she comes here then our brave women will not leave without slapping her. I will demand Kangana to be booked for sedition for comparing Mumbai, the city which creates industrialists and film stars, to PoK,” he had tweeted.

In a letter to Maharashtra DGP S K Jaiswal, Ms Sharma said the commission has taken note of the “hatred and threats” given on social media against a woman by persons holding responsible positions.

“The Commission being concerned about the safety and security of women of the country advises that strict action may be taken against Pratap Sarnaik in the above mentioned matter as per the provision of law and a feedback be apprised to the Commission at an early date,” the letter said.

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