Advertisement

Mumbai

Updated on: Friday, January 07, 2022, 04:07 PM IST

Mumbai: Case against BJP's Jiten Gajaria over objectionable posts on Uddhav Thackeray's wife, Sharad Pawar

Pune police on the way to Mumbai to arrest him
Rashmi Thackeray, (L) | PTI

Rashmi Thackeray, (L) | PTI

Advertisement

The Pune police have registered a case against Maharashtra BJP social media coordinator Jiten Gajaria for allegedly posting objectionable comments on Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's wife and some other political leaders, an official said on Friday.

A team from the Pune cyber cell went to Mumbai on Thursday to arrest Gajaria, but he was not found at his residence, he said.

"We have issued a copy of the notice to his brother and asked him to respond to it," said D Hake, police inspector, Pune cyber cell.

He said the case against Gajaria has been registered on the basis of a complaint filed by a worker of the Shiv Sena, which is headed by Thackeray.

"A case has been registered for posting objectionable and defamatory comments on a social media platform against (CM's wife) Rashmi Thackeray, (NCP leaders) Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar and (Congress president) Sonia Gandhi. Besides making objectionable and defamatory posts against political leaders, some posts aimed at creating hatred between two groups," Hake said.

The Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Congress are part of the state's Maha Vikas Aghadi government.

On Thursday, the Mumbai police had questioned Gajaria for nearly eight hours over his `objectionable' tweets.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Advertisement
Published on: Friday, January 07, 2022, 01:00 PM IST
Advertisement