Pune: The Pune Police has registered a case against Jiten Gajaria, coordinator of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Maharashtra unit’s social media cell, for allegedly making objectionable remarks on Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s wife and some other political leaders. An official gave this information on Friday.
He said that on January 6, a team of Cyber Cell of Pune Police arrested Gajariya.
Went to Mumbai, but did not meet him at his residence.
Pune cyber cell police inspector D. Heck said, “We have issued a copy of the notice to his brother and asked him to respond.”
He said the case against Gajaria was registered on the basis of a complaint by a worker of the Thackeray-led Shiv Sena.
Heck said, “A case has been registered against (CM’s wife) Rashmi Thackeray, (NCP leaders) Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar and (Congress President) Sonia Gandhi for posting objectionable and defamatory remarks on social media platform. Apart from posting objectionable and defamatory posts against political leaders, some posts have been made with the aim of creating hatred between the two groups.
Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress are part of the state’s Maha Vikas Aghadi government.
According to the Indian Express, Maharashtra State Commission for Women chairperson Rupali Chakankar wrote a letter to the state home department on January 6 against BJP social media cell coordinator Jiten Gajaria for posting an objectionable post about Rashmi Thackeray, wife of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Action was demanded.
The commission had taken suo motu cognizance of the matter. Chakankar said, ‘I have written a letter to the Home Department. We have demanded strict action against Jiten Gajaria. The commission will not tolerate any objectionable post against any woman. We will pursue the matter till those who indulge in such acts are punished.
State BJP President Chandrakant Patil has said, ‘The party has urged all its workers to be careful that no one is hurt by their comments.’
“Gajaria has been called to the police station to record his statement,” he said.
An official said that Gajariya admitted in writing that his tweets were objectionable and agreed to delete them. One of his tweets reportedly also mentioned Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.
(with input from news agency language)
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