Mumbai: Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has attacked D Roopa Moudgil over her comments on bursting firecrackers on Diwali and called for her suspension, saying police officials like her were a “shame in the name of police force”.
Ranaut’s tweet against the Indian Police Service (IPS) officer comes in the backdrop of a spat between Moudgil and a popular Twitter handle True Indology over the origin of firecrackers and whether they were used in ancient India. This began after the governments in several states imposed a ban on bursting crackers during Diwali.
In a tweet on November 14, the Bengaluru police officer shared her Facebook post stating bursting firecrackers was not part of the Hindu tradition as there was no mention of it in religious scriptures and epics. The statement was contested by True Indology, who in turn “accepted the challenge” and cited texts to prove the point but failed to convince Moudgil.
As the arguments between the two went on, Twitter suspended the True Indology handle. The reason for the account’s suspension was not stated.
“She should be suspended, such cops are a shame in the name of police force #ShameOnYouIPSRoopa we can’t let her get her evil ways #BringBackTrueIndology,” Ranaut said in her tweet. “Side effects of reservations, when unworthy and undeserving gets the power they don’t heal they only hurt, I don’t know anything about her personal life but I guarantee that her frustration is stemming out of her incompetence,” she also tweeted.