Kamaal R Khan Obtains Bail in Controversial Tweet Case, KRK Acts as ‘Critic and/or Journalist in Film Industry’

A court here on Wednesday granted bail to actor Kamaal R Khan, popularly known as KRK, in the 2020 case of controversial tweets about actor Akshay Kumar and filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma. On Tuesday, another court here granted him bail in a 2021 sexual assault case. KRK arrested: Shatrughan Sinha supports Kamaal Rashid Khan, feels “victim of a conspiracy of circumstance”.

Khan, currently in police custody, was arrested by Mumbai airport police last week in connection with his tweets. He is expected to be released from prison on Thursday morning. Police claimed Khan’s posts were communal and that he targeted Bollywood figures.

However, Khan, in his bail plea, passed by attorneys Ashok Sarogi and Jay Yadav, said the tweets in question were merely his comments on the film titled Laxmii Bomb (released only Laxmi) and no offense alleged by the police was committed. Khan acts as a “critic and/or journalist in the film industry,” the bail plea said. Kamaal Rashid Khan gets bail for indecent assault case, KRK will continue to stay in jail for controversial tweets about Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan.

The FIR against him was registered in 2020 under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including 153 (gratuitous provocation with intent to riot) and 500 (punishment for defamation), and provisions of the information technology. A court in the suburb of Bandra granted him bail in the indecent assault case registered at the Versova police station.