Mumbai Police has registered a case against a man for allegedly posting obscene comments against Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Facebook. A 56-year-old woman, who is also the coordinator of the Shinde-led Shiv Sena for Andheri assembly constituency, filed a complaint in the matter. According to the complaint, the Facebook account on which the obscene comment was posted belongs to a Shiv Sena (UBT) worker. An official told news agency PTI that the complainant came across the comment while reading an online newspaper.
The officer said the purpose of the post was to insult the dignity of a woman. Now, a case has been registered against the Shiv Sena (UBT) activist under sections 509 (word, gesture or expression intended to insult the dignity of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code, 153- A (1) (promoting enmity between two groups) Case has been registered. And provisions of the Information Technology Act, as reported by PTI.
This is the second crime registered against Shiv Sena (UBT) workers in three days. Earlier on Friday, Mumbai Police had registered a case against 50-60 unidentified people in connection with the clash that broke out on Thursday between supporters of Shinde-led Shiv Sena and Uddhav Sena at the memorial of party founder late Bal Thackeray.
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Shiv Sena workers were reportedly heard shouting that the party was theirs and Uddhav-group supporters chanted ‘traitors go back’.
PTI quoted Chief Minister Shinde as saying, “It is everyone’s responsibility to maintain law and order. I pay my tribute a day earlier to ensure that there is no law and order problem. I am not trying to disrupt peace.” I condemn the attempt. After my departure, (Shiv Sena (UBT)) leaders Anil Desai and Anil Parab came with supporters and raised slogans against me, an unnecessary attempt was made to disrupt peace.