FIR against All India Bakchod for insulting PM Modi on Twitter through meme
Mumbai city news: It all started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s look-alike being spotted at a railway station and AIB co-founder Tanmay Bhat putting up a meme on TwitterUpdated: Jul 20, 2017 16:11 IST
The Mumbai cyber police on Friday filed a first information report against All India Bakchod co-founder Tanmay Bhat for allegedly “insulting” the prime minister through a tweet.
The FIR was registered under section 500 (defamation) of IPC and 67 IT act (Punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) taken at cyber police station at Bandra-Kurla Complex.
Sanjay Saxena, joint commissioner of police, confirmed the development.
It all started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s look-alike being spotted at a railway station.
The photo went viral on social media sites in no time.
Publicity theek hai yaar, lage haath thode nationalist sentiments aur hurt kar lo cuz Modi goes hand in hand. Magar joke to dhang ka ho! pic.twitter.com/sLSo4EyMHy— A La' Vile De Satara (@AdvancedMaushi) July 13, 2017
AIB was among the many Twitteratis who jumped onto the bandwagon to spread some humour. They posted the doppleganger’s photo alongside an actual photo of Modi’s face with the Snapchat dog filter.
However, not all Twitter users were impressed, and the AIB came under fire from Modi supporters.
Within hours, the group deleted the post fearing more backlash.
Soon enough, some Twitter users started trolling the AIB - this time for being “scared” of the BJP and deleting the tweet.
First Published: Jul 14, 2017 12:29 IST