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Filmmaker Aisha Sultana leaves for Lakshadweep to appear before cops as per Kerala HC order

Filmmaker Aisha Sultana leaves for Lakshadweep to appear before cops as per Kerala HC order

Kochi: Lakshadweep based filmmaker Aisha Sultana who is facing sedition charges for her 'bioweapon' remark has left for the island, to appear before the Kavaratti Police which had served her a notice to appear before them on Sunday evening.

The complaint was registered by Lakshadweep BJP's unit president Abdul Khader following a TV channel debate on June 7, where she had alleged that the 'Centre used biological weapons for the spread of Covid in Lakshadweep', which according to the complainant is anti-national.

Sultana who is accompanied by her counsel at the Kochi airport said she has not done anything wrong while she appeared on a Malayalam TV channel and spoke about the spread of Covid on the island.

Incidentally, she had filed a petition before the Kerala high court seeking anticipatory bail as she feared her arrest.

The high court had then granted interim anticipatory bail for a week HC said that the filmmaker should appear before the police for interrogation. The interim order will be valid for a week and if Sultana is arrested during these days the lower court should grant bail for her on a bond of Rs 50,000.

The notice that has been served on Sultana by Sub Inspector Ameer Bin Mohammed contains charges under 124 A and 153 B of the CrPC, both of which are non-bailable offences.

Incidentally, following the move by Khader, several BJP leaders and workers on the island have resigned from the party.

Sultana hails from Chelath Island in Lakshadweep and is based here. Besides being a model, she has worked in numerous films in Malayalam.

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