Lucknow: An FIR was lodged against Bollywood producer Shirish Kunder on Friday for his “objectionable” and “abusive” post on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi, police said.
The FIR was registered on Friday based on a complaint filed by Amit Kumar Tiwari, Secretary of Thakurdwara Trust of Ayodhya, said Deputy SP Avnish Kumar Mishra.
Kunder had written on Twitter: “Hoping a goon will stop rioting once he’s allowed to rule is like expecting a rapist to stop raping once he’s allowed to rape (sic)”.
He did not stop here, the next tweet, he had said: “Going by the logic of making a goon as CM so that he behaves, Dawood can be CBI director. And Mallya – RBI Governor (sic).”
Tiwari complained that in the tweet, the Chief Minister has been compared to international terrorist Dawood Ibrahim and demanded that appropriate legal action be taken against the film producer.
An official told IANS that based on the complaint, an FIR has been lodged and a probe initiated.
Kunder, who however has deleted the tweets concerned, later extended an apology on the micro-blogging site.
“I unconditionally apologise. I never meant to hurt anyones feelings or sentiment,” he tweeted.
I unconditionally apologise. I never meant to hurt anyones feelings or sentiment.
— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) March 24, 2017