Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has approached the Mumbai Police alleging that unidentified elements are spreading ‘malicious rumours’ about his TV show Satyamev Jayate. Senior police officers said they had asked him for some additional information, after which they will take cognizance of the complaint.
Sources said the move comes after a group on social networking website Facebook posted a message alleging that donations collected at the end of the show were being used to construct religious buildings for a particular community, although people from all communities gave donations. The same message was also posted on other websites such as Twitter and messaging platforms such as WhatsApp.
On Friday, Khan wrote on his official Facebook page, “False and malicious messages are circulating through various electronic media including Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter and other social media… I would like to clarify that all donations sought in SMJ are used and channelised for entirely deserving and secular causes, contrary to the content of the highly mischievous/malicious insinuations in the messages, being circulated by vested and unscrupulous interest.”
Khan met JCP (Crime) Sadanand Date Saturday in connection with these messages and an inquiry has initiated in the matter. “We have received his complaint and it has been given to the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell. We have asked him for certain additional information and we would take congisance of his complaint as soon as we get the information,” said Date.
Police officers said the CCIC was conducting a preliminary inquiry into the matter but no offence had been registered yet.