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''Tandav'' case probe: UP Police team arrives in Mumbai

''Tandav'' case probe: UP Police team arrives in Mumbai
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Mumbai, Jan 20 (PTI) A four-member team of Uttar

Pradesh Police arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday to conduct a

probe into a case registered in Lucknow against controversial

web series "Tandav", an official said on Wednesday.

The UP Police team is likely to record statements of

the makers and cast and crew of the Amazon Prime Video''s

series, which has been accused of hurting religious sentiments

for its depiction of Hindu deities.

The UP Police personnel reached Mumbai in the morning

and visited the office of Deputy Commissioner of Police

(Detection-1) in suburban Andheri for assistance, the official

said.

Two members of the UP Police team also visited the

Mumbai Police headquarters in south Mumbai in the afternoon.

While at the Mumbai Police headquarters, the UP

Police personnel said they are getting cooperation from their

counterparts hereand "there is no issue about it".

"We had come to meet police officers at the

headquarters, we are not authorised to speak," an official

from the UP Police team said.

On Monday, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath''s media

advisor Shalabhmani Tripathi said the makers of "Tandav" will

have to pay the price for hurting religious sentiments.

He said four members of the UP police have left for

Mumbai for a detailed probe into the case, after an FIR was

lodged against the show at the Hazratganj police station.

"UP Police has left for Mumbai, that too in a car.

There are strong sections in the FIR, remain prepared, will

have to pay a price for hurting religious sentiments,"

Tripathi said in his tweet.

At least three FIRs have been lodged against the

makers and artists of "Tandav" in Uttar Pradesh - at Lucknow,

Greater Noida and Shahjahanpur - for alleged inappropriate

depiction of UP Police personnel, deities, and adverse

portrayal of a character playing prime minister in the show.

"Tandav", a nine-episode political thriller starring

Bollywood A-listers Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia and Mohd

Zeeshan Ayyub, started streaming last week.

At the centre of the row is a scene with Zeeshan

Ayyub, in the role of college student Shiva, playing the Hindu

god Mahadev in a theatre production.

As the controversy escalated, the show makers on

Tuesday tried to defuse the situation by announcing their

decision to remove the controversial portion from the show.

The cast and crew of the show on Tuesday also said

they had decided to implement changes to "address concerns".

In their second apology statement in two days, the

show''s team also thanked the Ministry of Information and

Broadcasting for its "guidance & support" in the matter. PTI

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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