The high voltage drama in the Bigg Boss house continues post inmate Armaan's arrest over physical abuse and immediate bail. Now, a new police complaint (FIR), regarding an unrelated matter, has been filed against the show's host and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and Bigg Boss 7 officials.
According to a report in Oneindia, Khan and producers of the show have been accused of insulting Muslim sentiments by putting all contestants into Jannat (heaven) and Jahannum (hell).
Advocate M A Qawi Abbasi said Mohammed Fasihuddin, a businessman, had approached the Sixteenth Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, seeking direction to the police to register a case against Big Boss 7.
The case was booked under Section 295 of the Indian Penal Code at Falaknuma police station in the old city of Hyderabad in southern India.
As per the complaint, the concept of "Jannat" and "Jahannum" are sacred in Islam and the show was making a mockery of Islamic beliefs. Media reports said that Salman will be summoned to appear before court in person or through his counsel.
"Before proceeding further with the investigations in the case, we have sought legal opinion with regard to the jurisdiction and culpability," said Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma as per a DNA report.
The complaint also states that certain expressions used by Salman for describing elimination and promotion of participants were offensive.
This development comes close on the heels of the recent controversial event that transpired in the show where contestant Armaan Kohli was arrested for alleged assault.
Former Bigg Boss contestant and British singer-actress Sofia Hayat filed a complaint against Armaan on 11 December accusing him of assaulting her during their stay in the house.
Kohli has been booked under Sections 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of peace), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to outrage the modesty of a woman), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 354 a (sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code, police said.
Armaan's family retaliated saying that a defamation suit will be filed against the British singer and model.