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FIR against singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya for ‘outraging modesty of a woman’

An FIR was registered against Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya on charges of public obscenity and outraging modesty of a woman on Thursday. The FIR was lodged following a complaint filed by AAP leader Preeti Sharma Menon at the Cyber Cell.

music Updated: Jul 15, 2016 11:00 IST
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The singer had recently sparked controversy by tweeting that the murder of an Infosys techie in Chennai was the result of “love jihad”.

An FIR was registered against Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya on charges of public obscenity and outraging modesty of a woman on Thursday. The FIR was lodged following a complaint filed by AAP leader Preeti Sharma Menon at the Cyber Cell.

In her complaint, Menon said that she had tweeted to the Mumbai Police Commissioner about Bhattacharya’s use of “obscene” language on social media towards a woman journalist. However, the singer responded to her tweet with indecent language, Menon said.

A case has been registered under IPC section 500 (punishment for defamation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC and section 67 of the Information Technology Act, police said.

Read: ‘Abhijeet used obscene and foul language against me’

The singer had recently sparked controversy by tweeting that the murder of an Infosys techie in Chennai was the result of “love jihad”. However, when a Delhi-based journalist objected to his tweet, the singer had allegedly replied with abusive comments.

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