MUMBAI: Rabina Tandon has lodged an FIR against an unidentified person for posting a morphed picture of the Mumbai Police, disrespecting its chief Parambir Singh, by opening a fake Twitter profile in his name. An officer of the Mumbai Police Cyber Cell, who did not want to be named, said he had made a video of the accused police chief and posted abusive content about him from his Twitter handle. He has insulted the Marathi language, the people who speak Marathi.
Police have filed cases under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. A provision has also been added in the Information and Technology Act regarding intentional misconduct with intent to offend religion or religious beliefs.
Another police officer said a preliminary investigation revealed that a bot was probably used to defame the Mumbai police and the state government. Twitter has blocked the handle after the complaint was filed.