FIR filed against filmmaker Shirish Kunder for remarks against UP CM Adityanath on Twitter
Kunder’s response was to writer Chetan Bhagat’s tweet after the BJP leadership chose the five-term parliamentarian from Gorakhpur and head priest of Gorakhnath Math to head the government in India’s most populous and politically sensitive state.india Updated: Mar 25, 2017 01:09 IST
A police complaint was lodged against filmmaker Shirish Kunder with Hazratganj police station here on Thursday, for allegedly derogatory remarks against Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
The FIR was registered under Section 66 of Information Technology Act, 2008.
Amit Kumar Tiwari, secretary of Thakurdwara Trust, Sita Rasoi, Ramkot of Ayodhya, lodged the FIR against the filmmaker. He said Kunder had first tweeted that “Hoping a goon will stop rioting once he’s allowed to rule is like expecting a rapist to stop raping once he’s allowed to rape”.
He posted a second tweet, “Going by the logic of making a goon as CM so that he behaves, Dawood can be CBI director. And Mallya - RBI Governor.”
Kunder’s response was to writer Chetan Bhagat’s tweet after the BJP leadership chose the five term parliamentarian from Gorakhpur and head priest of Gorakhnath Math to head the government in India’s most populous and politically sensitive state.
The filmmaker — famous for the 2012 Bollywood sci-fi comedy Joker — deleted his posts after a section of the twitteratti roasted him for his tweets against Yogi.
Earlier, Tiwari had also lodged the FIR for objectionable post of chief minister and other Hindu seers on facebook with Gomti Nagar police on Tuesday night. He had accused one Raghav Rajput of sharing the objectionable post on facebook and inviting comments on it.
First Published: Mar 25, 2017 01:09 IST