Fir against celebs who wrote to Pm Modi against mob lynching

An Fir has been lodged against the 49 celebrities celebrities, including the likes of Mani Ratnam, Anurag Kashyap, Aparna Sen, Shyam Benegal and Shubha Mudgal, who had written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising concern over the growing incidents of mob lynching.

The case was lodged on Thursday after an order was passed by Chief Judicial Magistrate Surya Kant Tiwari two months ago on a petition filed by local advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha.

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"The Cjm had passed the order on August 20, accepting my petition upon the receipt of which an Fir was lodged today at the Sadar police station here," Ojha said, according to a News 18 report.

Ojha said signatories of the letter were named as accused in his petition, in which they allegedly "tarnished the image of the country and undermined
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