Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mumbai court orders probe into Shroff’s book

Despite an order from the Bombay High Court in his favour, trouble for Murzban Shroff, author of Breathless in Bombay, is far from over as a local court in Mumbai has now directed the city police’s crime branch to investigate if the book promotes communal disharmony.

The city police had lodged a case against Shroff for allegedly inciting communal disharmony by addressing Maharashtrians as ‘Ghaati’ (lowly) in his book.

Shroff had approached the High Court seeking to quash the FIR lodged against him. Justice S. C. Dharmadhikari had observed that Mr. Shroff was just an author and not a trouble maker.

The N. M. Joshi Marg police station had informed the High Court that “they did not find any reason to prosecute the author and there is nothing offensive in the said book.”

Full report here Hindu

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