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Pune: 54 booked for ‘objectionable’ social media posts against PM Modi, Fadnavis

Advocate Pradeep Gawade, state secretary of BJP’s youth wing, had filed a complaint at the cyber police station of Pune Police in this case on May 10.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Devendra Fadnavis. (Express Photo/File)

Based on a complaint filed by a BJP activist, Pune City Police have booked 54 persons in an offence regarding posting of alleged derogatory content against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and other leaders of the party.

Advocate Pradeep Gawade, state secretary of BJP’s youth wing, had filed a complaint at the cyber police station of Pune Police in this case on May 10. “We will be naming the 54 persons as accused in an earlier FIR lodged by the BJP office-bearer Vineet Bajpayee,” said Senior Police Inspector Dagadu Hake of the cyber police station.

A couple of days ago, police had booked two NCP youth wing leaders, Mohsin Shaikh and Shivajirao Javir, following a complaint filed by Bajpayee for allegedly posting morphed images of PM Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media.

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Before that, on May 4, a first information report was lodged against 13 persons for allegedly defamatory and objectionable posts and messages on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp about several political leaders including Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and others.

Now, Gawde has filed a complaint against 54 persons for allegedly posting objectionable content on social media about PM Modi, former CM Fadnavis, his wife Amruta Fadnavis, Union Minister Smriti Irani and BJP’s state chief Chandrakant Patil.

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