Bollywood famous actress Kunika Lal has registered a case against unknown persons of the Bishnoi community for allegedly issuing death threats to her and sending obscene messages on her mobile phone, and this allegedly because Lall showed her full support to actor Salman Khan in the blackbuck poaching case on a television news channel.
The Bishnoi community has been pursuing the blackbuck poaching case against actor Salman Khan since the last twenty years. Last week, the Jodhpur sessions court had sentenced the actor to five years’ imprisonment in the 1998 case. Khan was later released on bail.
Lall who has worked with Salman in the movie 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' had advocated her views on a news channel debate, that instead of punishing Khan, the Bishnoi community should use him as an example and not oppose the bail. She stated that Khan should be made to do some work for the community, like breeding blackbucks, adopting a jungle, etc. On one such panel discussion last week, she said that even Bishnois are hunters.
Lall had received phone calls and text messages from several persons abusing her in filthy language. They wanted her to apologise for what she had said on television and she had agreed to it. However, the phone calls did not stop, there were messages on Facebook too. The accused threatened her that they would file a case against her. The actress then posted an online video on Facebook apologising for the same. The actress then put up another post to state that she has kept a record of all the messages and calls.
Subhash Khanvilkar, Senior Police Inspector of the Oshiwara Police Station said, “we have registered a case against unidentified persons (Bishnoi Community) under Section 354 D (Any man who follows a woman and contacts), 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 67 (A) Punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act, etc. in electronic form) and 34 (several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Further investigation is going on.