Veena Malik denies spying charges: Delhi Police tells court

Veena Malik denies spying charges: Delhi Police tells court

Controversial Pakistani actress Veena Malik has denied allegation of spying for the ISI, Delhi Police today told a court here which had asked it to look into a complaint seeking lodging of an FIR against her after her alleged nude photographs appeared in an Indian magazine.

This was stated by the Delhi Police in its Action Taken Report (ATR) filed by it in compliance with the court order after Malik's purported photograph was published on a magazine cover with an 'ISI' tattoo on her arm.

The complaint had said that the tattoo indicated that she was spying for the Pakistani intelligence agency which should be probed.

Malik had denied that she posed naked for the magazine, claiming the cover photo was doctored.

The court took the ATR on record and posted the matter for detailed arguments on March 2."Action taken report has been filed by the SHO, Jamia Nagar Police Station. Veena Malik's statement is given (in the ATR). To come up for arguments on March 2," Metropolitan Magistrate Purva Sareen said.

Earlier on January 12, the Magistrate had asked the Police as to what action, if any, was taken on the complaint against Malik which was also filed in the Jamia Nagar police station.Mahidul Hassan, the Imam of mosque in Jamia Nagar, had filed the complaint through advocate Anwar Ahmad seeking registration of FIR against Malik under section 124A of the IPC dealing with sedition charges.

The complainant had alleged that Malik's semi nude photograph published in the magqzine had hurt public sentiments and said she was staying in India for spying for ISI. Apart from Malik, the magazine and its owner have also been named as party in the complaint.