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FIR on 'derogatory' comments against Mahatma Gandhi
Jaipur, October 13, 2012
First Published: 16:26 IST(13/10/2012)
Last Updated: 16:30 IST(13/10/2012)
A tablet displays the homepage of Facebook in the Spanish language, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Photo: AFP/Hector Guerrero

A man was booked for allegedly posting derogatory comments on Mahatma Gandhi on social networking site Facebook.

The FIR was lodged against Datar Singh Rathore hailing from Merta city in Nagaur district, who is currently staying in Gandhi Dham of Gujarat, by a local resident Vinayak Sharma last night, police said.

In the FIR lodged with Shipra Path police station here, Sharma alleged that he had posted a photo of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2 and Rathore made derogatory and objectionable comments on it.

The case was registered under section 153 (B) (Assertions prejudicial to national-integration), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of IPC and 66A (sending offensive and false messages) of IT act, they said, adding, that the matter is under investigation.

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