Nine months after his angry Facebook post censuring Bihar police for its "unauthorised" use of his KBC persona triggered a social media debate, the incident has returned to haunt Amitabh Bachchan.
The Union law ministry has now written to the Bihar chief secretary "to hold an inquiry" into the matter and "take necessary action within 30 days" of the receipt of its letter, of which HT has a copy.
The actor's post came after a November 6, 2012 HT report, 'Big B fashions a miracle in red zone' on the Kaimur police using Bachchan's face and a poem from the popular TV show Kaun Banega Crorepati to motivate tribal youth in the Maoism-hit district to avail free coaching for competitive examinations, instead of taking the path of extremism.
The star's threat had caused then Kaimur SP to offer an unqualified apology to him and removal of the 'well-meaning' billboards. But many of Big B's followers had slammed him, following which he withdrew the threat of legal action, and the matter was put to rest.
Till Swatantra Jain of NGO International Human Rights Association wrote to the ministry.