Case Against Marathi Actress Ketaki Chitale For ‘Derogatory Facebook Post’ On Sharad Pawar

Case Against Marathi Actress Ketaki Chitale For 'Derogatory Facebook Post' On Sharad Pawar


An offence was registered in Maharashtra’s Thane metropolis towards Marathi actress Ketaki Chitale on Saturday for allegedly sharing a “derogatory” put up on Fb towards NCP chief Sharad Pawar, with the celebration leaders demanding a strict motion towards her.

The put up concentrating on Mr Pawar shared by the TV and movie actress on Friday was purportedly written by another person.

The put up in Marathi makes no direct point out of the NCP’s chief’s full title. However it mentions the surname Mr Pawar and the age of 80. The NCP patriarch is 81-year-old. Feedback like “hell is ready” and “you hate Brahmins” are a part of the put up that allegedly criticises the veteran chief, whose celebration shares energy in Maharashtra with the Shiv Sena and the Congress.

“The offence towards Chitale was registered at Kalwa police station in Thane on Saturday primarily based on a criticism lodged by Swapnil Netke, who alleged that the actress posted objectionable content material towards Pawar, and her put up may pressure the connection between the 2 political events within the state additional and create hassle,” a police official stated.

The case towards Chitale was registered beneath Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 500 (defamation), 501 (printing or engraving matter identified to be defamatory), 505 (2) (making, publishing or circulating any assertion, hearsay or report selling enmity, hatred or unwell will between lessons), 153 A (spreading disharmony amongst folks), he stated.

In the meantime, in Pune, the NCP submitted a letter to the police demanding motion towards Chitale over her put up.

NCP’s Pune metropolis unit president Prashant Jagtap stated, “The social media put up by Chitale is defamatory. She has defamed Pawar and his daughter Supriya Sule within the put up. This put up could create unrest, which is why we’ve given a letter to the cyber police, urging them to take motion towards her.” The NCP additionally demanded that the actress be arrested for the put up.

“Following the NCP’s letter, we’re within the technique of registering a case towards the actress,” Dagadu Hake, inspector of cyber crime police station stated.

Reacting to the put up, Maharashtra Housing Improvement Minister Jitendra Awhad stated the youths hooked up to the NCP will register offences in “not less than 100-200” police stations in Maharashtra in reference to the put up.

A few of the NCP leaders additionally sought to hyperlink the BJP and the RSS for such remarks being made towards Mr Pawar on social media. He stated NCP employees won’t tolerate such “hideous’ feedback about their chief.

“Those that wish to tolerate, will tolerate. However we really feel uneasy by studying one thing of this kind. Society will really feel uneasy.

“In Maharashtra, our youth will go to not less than 100-200 police stations to register offence…He’s the daddy of the household – that’s NCP. He’s all the things for us and such hideous feedback are made about him and that too by a girl!,” Awhad informed a information channel.

One other Maharashtra minister and senior NCP chief Chhagan Bhujbal additionally known as for speedy motion towards the actress.

“Speedy motion must be taken. It does not matter if she is an actress, actor or any minister. She has no proper to make such a press release,” Bhujbal stated.

NCP spokesperson Clyde Crasto stated the actress has learnt from Maharashtra BJP leaders that the easiest way to get “low cost and free publicity” is to make derogatory statements towards Pawar.

“They (BJP leaders) all have tried and failed, this girl will expertise the identical. Hope God grants her some sensibility,” Crasto tweeted.

“That criticism is condemnable…She shouldn’t interact in such a criticism,” Maharashtra state Girls’s Fee chairperson Rupali Chakankar informed reporters in Nagpur.

Maharashtra unit chief of the ladies’ wing of the NCP, Vidya Chavan, additionally stated that motion shall be taken towards the actress and blamed the RSS for children making such feedback about Mr Pawar on social media.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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