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Pune Rural cops start probe to identify Twitter users over ‘objectionable comment against Pawar’

An officer from the police station said the complainant approached the police station about a objectionable tweet from a user in connection to a recent press statement by Pawar and also about a reply to that tweet.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: March 24, 2021 8:50:49 pm
FIR over objectionable social media post against Sharad PawarThe Pune Rural Police have launched a probe against unidentified persons in connection with an alleged objectionable tweet about Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar. (File)

Pune Rural police have launched a probe against unidentified Twitter users for an alleged objectionable tweet about Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, and a comment on the tweet.

A First Information Report in the case has been registered at Baramati Taluka police station by Abhijit Bhanudas Jadhav, an NCP office-bearer. An officer from the police station said the complainant approached the police station about an objectionable tweet from an user in connection to a press statement recently given by Pawar and also about a comment on that tweet.

“The content in both the tweet and comment is of objectionable nature. We have launched a probe into these accounts,” said the officer. The FIR has been registered under Indian Penal Code sections pertaining to making statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes.

Police have launched a probe to identify the users of these accounts.

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