FIR against Marathi actor for defamatory post on NCP chief Sharad Pawar

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An FIR was registered successful Thane connected Saturday against Marathi histrion Ketaki Chitale for a derogatory station against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) main Sharad Pawar connected her Facebook profile. Chitale has been detained for questioning by transgression subdivision officials.

This is the 2nd FIR registered against a idiosyncratic successful the past 24 hours for making provocative statements against the NCP supremo.

In her station connected Friday, Chitale made derogatory remarks connected Pawar’s illness, quality and his voice. The histrion besides alleged that the elder person was corrupt. She has been booked nether IPC sections 500 (defamation), 501 (printing oregon engraving defamatory matter) and 153A (promoting enmity betwixt antithetic groups connected grounds of religion, race, spot of birth, residence, language, etc, and doing acts prejudicial to attraction of harmony) of the Indian Penal Code. The FIR has been registered by the Kalwa constabulary based connected a ailment by Swapnil Netke, an NCP person successful Thane.

Reacting to her post, NCP person and lodging curate Jitendra Avhad told media persons, “He (Pawar) has gone done 3 operations of cancer and helium has survived it. He is 83 years old. To remark connected his illness, to remark connected his body’s condition… specified comments are not suitable coming from a woman, a sister. What she wrote is dangerous.”

“It’s our responsibility we did not woody with specified comments earnestly successful the past. We volition not disregard them anymore arsenic they support emboldening them. They are spreading poison successful society. Another man, Bhamre, is talking astir becoming a Godse successful Baramati!… I volition not beryllium capable to power the emotions of our NCP workers. If our workers get provoked, however galore of them volition I beryllium capable to control?” added Avhad.

Nikhil Bhamre, a 21-year-old pharmacy pupil from Nashik, was arrested connected Friday for allegedly tweeting a provocative connection against Pawar.