A First Information Report FIR has been filed by bollywood actress Raveena Tandon against an unknown person for creating a fake Twitter profile in her name. The twitter handle was used to post tweets defaming the Mumbai police, its chief Param Bir Singh and morphing his pictures.
“The accused created a video of Singh and posted abusive content from the Twitter handle. The accused also defamed Marathi language and Marathi speakers through his/her Twitter posts.” as reported by on of the officers of the Mumbai Police Cyber Cell.
A second police officer said their initial investigation has found a bot may have been used in defaming the Mumbai police and state government.
The accused is charged under the Indian Penal Code sections including those pertaining to deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings by insulting religion or religious beliefs, public mischief, and identity theft under the Information Technology Act and the twitter account has been blocked after the offence was registered.