Girl’s Facebook comments: Administration to take lenient view

Bakshi says Heena was anguished as she felt police was not taking action after her vehicle was stolen.

Written by Agencies | Chandigarh | Published: September 18, 2012 5:52 pm

Parents of a 22-year-old girl,booked for posting allegedly abusive comments on the Facebook page,today affirmed their daughter was anguished over police not taking concrete action following the theft of her vehicle even as the Chandigarh Administration said it was taking a lenient view on the matter.

“We are looking into the case with a lenient view. At the same time,we want youngsters to be more responsible while communicating with government departments,” a top official said.

“She is a young girl who lost the vehicle. Depending on the situation,we will take a balanced view,I will say a lenient view,” Home Secretary Anil Kumar told reporters here.

Hoping the matter would be resolved satisfactorily,Colonel P Bakshi,father of Heena Bakshi,said his daughter was distressed over police not taking any concrete action following the theft of her vehicle.

“I have talked to senior police officials and hope they will take a lenient view on the matter,” he said.

Heena,who claims to be winner of the Geeta Chopra bravery award over a decade ago for nabbing a burglar,was booked Friday for posting allegedly abusive comments on the Facebook page of the Chandigarh Traffic Police.

Another person was also booked under various sections of the Information Technology Act following a complaint by traffic police personnel.

The father of Heena,a post-graduate student,lamented that police did not speak to the family before registering the case.

“No one spoke to us. It (the case) came just out of the blue,” he said.

The police also did not give any warning nor advocated parental guidance,Col. Bakshi said.

He said his daughter was anguished as she felt police was not taking action after her vehicle was stolen.

“Heena has not written anything wrong. Her comments are not intended against anyone,” Col. Bakshi said.

Ranjana Bakshi,Heena’s mother,said “I don’t think she has done anything wrong. I don’t think she wrote something really out of the way. My daughter was only expressing her anguish.”

Heena had claimed she had to face harassment after her Multi Utility Vehicle was stolen from her friend’s house in Sector 18 on August 11.

She described the process to register an FIR as a “stressful” exercise.

Heena,however,denied she had posted objectionable comments on Facebook maintaining she had only tried to highlight the plight of the common man by questioning what efforts police were making in recovering the vehicle.

She had also said her comments were not targeted against anyone.

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