The district police have booked Baldev Singh Babbu, personal assistant (PA) of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Rajwinder Kaur Bhagike from Nihal Singh Wala constituency in this district and two others for allegedly uploading offensive pictures of Punjab agriculture minister jathedar Tota Singh on Facebook.
Jathedar Tota Singh's son Barjinder Singh Brar, who is also chairman of the Punjab Health Systems Corporation, SAD leader Didar Singh Maddoke and the agriculture minister's personal assistant Gurminder Singh Bablu had filed separate complaints with the cyber crime branch and the local police in this connection. However, no arrest has been made so far.
According to the police, the offensive pictures of the minister were allegedly uploaded on Facebook on April 29 and May 3 during the parliamentary election. Derogatory language has also been used against the minister, the police added.
A case has been registered against Babbu under Section 67 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 at Moga sadar police station. Further investigation is underway, said the police.
In another case, the police have booked Rajwinder Singh of Khosa Kotla village and a non-resident Indian Ravi Singh, a resident of Malihan village, under Dharamkot sub-division, under the same section on the complaint of Barjinder Singh Brar.
Police officials said that the cyber crime branch of Mohali had investigated the case and the police had found that these people had allegedly uploaded the offensive pictures of Tota Singh on Facebook.