Calcutta High Court quashes FIR against Mithun Chakraborty for 'cobra bite' remark

Single-judge Justice Kausik Chanda held that elements of hate speech cannot be found in "fundamentally funny, hilarious, and entertaining film dialogues".
Mithun Chakraborty and Calcutta High Court
Mithun Chakraborty and Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday quashed a first information report (FIR) registered against actor and BJP member Mithun Chakraborty for his statement “Ek Choboley Chabi” (can kill people in one bite), a popular movie dialogue which he invoked during a political rally during the May 2021 Assembly elections [Mithun Chakraborty vs State of West Bengal]

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