A 25-year-old man from Bhayander has been booked for allegedly posting questionable morphed pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and circulation it on WhatsApp, police said on Wednesday.
The charged has been booked under IPC section 153 (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc). The accused has additionally booked under IPC segments 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) police said adding that no arrest was made in connection with the incident.
Based on a complaint filed by a VHP extremist Vinod Shinde, an offense was enlisted against the accused in Bhayander police headquarters.
As per a cop from Bhayander police headquarters, between October 10 and 13, the accused had sent the morphed pictures of the PM on WhatsApp to the complainant.
“By posting the objectionable picture on social media, the accused had attempted to create enmity among members of the society,” the complaint said.
Further probe into the incident was on and no arrest has been made so far in connection, the officer said.
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