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FIR against Mumbai man for threatening on Twitter to gang rape journo

india Updated: Feb 18, 2016 12:59 IST
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Mumbai police registered an FIR late Wednesday against a person who allegedly threatened a female journalist on Twitter with gang-rape for condemning an attack on journalists at a hearing of Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Kanhaiya Kumar

Mumbai police registered an FIR late Wednesday against a person who allegedly threatened a female journalist on Twitter with gang-rape for condemning an attack on journalists at a hearing of Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Kanhaiya Kumar.

A senior police official said a case was registered against a person with a Twitter handle by the name ‘Amendra Kumar Singh’ after the woman complained.

The man threatened the female journalist after she uploaded photos of a protest at south Mumbai organised by the Mumbai Press Club along with other media organisations like TV Journalists’ Association, Bombay News Photographers Association.

The protests spoke against a group of lawyers who beat up reporters and students outside Delhi’s Patiala House Courts during a hearing of sedition charges against Kumar on Monday.

A case under section 354(a)1 (outraging modesty), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) 506 (2) (criminal intimidation) of IPC has been lodged at Azad Maidan police station and no arrest has been made in this connection, police said.