Complaint in court against film ‘Newton’ for ‘maligning’ image of CRPF
A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) sub-inspector has filed a complaint in a Delhi court against the makers of the Bollywood movie ‘Newton’- India’s official entry to the Oscar 2018, for allegedly maligning the image, character and reputation of the force.
The complaint filed by Tamal Sanyal, a sub-inspector who has served 27 years in the CRPF, has claimed that the makers have shown the CRPF as a villain and an impediment for holding free and fair elections in India, which is the largest democracy in the world.
Starring Raj Kumar Rao, Newton is based on the story of polling (Lok Sabha elections) in a distant and secluded village, surrounded by dense forest, badly infested by the Naxals, in Chhattisgarh.
The complaint highlighted a scene from the film which shows that the polling party assigned for conducting polls in a village arrives at a CRPF campus and makes a night halt there. “During their night halt, the Assistant Commandant of the CRPF, played by Pankaj Tripathy, discourages and dissuades the polling party from going to the assigned polling booth and suggests that the CRPF would carry the ballot boxes to the village and ‘collect’ votes from the villagers there and bring them safely …read more