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HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

FIR against woman scribe for anti-Modi comments

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 10, 2013
First Published: 23:39 IST(10/12/2013) | Last Updated: 01:36 IST(11/12/2013)

Days after the Delhi police registered a case against a woman journalist and researcher for allegedly writing comments against BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi on a social networking site, investigators are now planning to record her statement.

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A senior police officer said the woman had already taken anticipatory bail.

Sources in Delhi police said the investigators had approached the social networking site to provide them with details about the offensive comments posted against Modi allegedly by her in 2012.

The order to register a case of promoting enmity between different groups and insulting religion was issued by the Tis Hazari Court after it let off one Pankaj Kumar Dwivedi.

The woman had allegedly accused Dwivedi of sending several threat emails, warning her to face consequences for her alleged anti-Modi comments on a social networking site.

“Dwivedi had sent her emails, asking her for an open debate on the entire issue. The woman lodged a complaint against him alleging stalking,” the officer said. 

Dwivedi, the officer said, was sent to jail after a case under section 66 A of the Information Technology Act was registered against him on the woman’s complaint.

“Considering her comments to be criminal in nature, the court said that her comments online were capable of hurting religious sentiments,” the officer said adding the case was registered against the woman at Jama Masjid police station.


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