Woman journalist files complaint against singer Abhijeet after Twitter spat

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jul 04, 2016 01:29 IST
Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya.

A woman journalist, Swati Chaturvedi on Sunday filed a complaint against Bollywood singer Abhijeet for allegedly using ‘foul and offensive language against her’ on Twitter. She also accused him of instigating communal disharmony by spreading false information on Twitter.

Delhi Police have not filed any FIR and are likely to forward the complaint to the Mumbai Police. DCP(South) Ishwar Singh said a complaint was received and police are looking into it.

The Delhi-based journalist got into a row with singer Abhijeet on Twitter when the latter called the murder of Infosys employee S Swathi,24, as a Love Jihad and made certain remarks on Pakistan.

When many other Twitter users criticized Abhijeet for giving out false information and making derogatory remarks , the woman journalist took to Twitter accusing him of being ‘jealous of Pakistani singers who took his mediocre career!’

The singer, who was embroiled in a controversy over his remarks on the homeless who sleep on the streets, then got into a tiff with the journalist. The woman journalist thereafter tagged Mumbai police on Twitter demanding action against him for spreading lies about her. The Mumbai police wrote back to her asking her to lodge a formal complaint with local police.

The woman told HT, “I have filed a complaint after Mumbai police advised me on Twitter. They asked me to approach Delhi police, who will forward the case to Mumbai. They have registered a Zero FIR as of now,” she said.

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