Sedition case: Lakshadweep cops quiz filmmaker Aisha Sultana for over 3 hrs

Kavaratti: Filmmaker Aisha Sultana, facing sedition charges in Lakshadweep, on Sunday appeared before the Kavaratti police in connection with the case.

She reached the Kavaratti police headquarters at 4 pm and was allowed to leave at 7.15 pm after a long session of questioning for 3 hours.

In a video message to reporters, Sultana said the police were cooperative and she has been directed to stay on the islands for 3-4 days.

It has been alleged that the filmmaker, while participating in a debate telecast by a Malayalam news channel on June 7, had said the Centre used “biological weapon” against the people of Lakshadweep.

The complaint was filed by a BJP leader on the island.

In a relief to Sultana, the Kerala High Court had on Thursday granted her interim anticipatory bail for a week, while reserving orders on her advance bail petition.

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