Mumbai teenager booked for anti-Bal Thackeray comment on Facebook

Mumbai: A teenager was on Thursday booked for allegedly posting an objectionable comment on a social networking site against the Shiv Sena patriach Balasaheb Thackeray.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

A complaint in this regard was lodged by Lal Singh Rajput, a Shiv Sena activist from suburban Kandivali, said police.

According to police, one of Rajput's friend had posted a comment about Amarnath terror attack wherein he had appreciated the stand taken by the late Sena chief on terrorism.

However, the accused, aged 17, posted some objectionable comments in response to the post against the Sena founder, the official said.

A case under section section 295 (A)(malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of IPC has been registered against the accused, the official said.

No arrest has been made as of now and the investigation was currently underway, he added.

Earlier in 2012, two girls had been arrested for writing a Facebook post protesting the closure of shops in the wake of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's death.

The duo, one of whom had reportedly updated her Facebook status to read "People like Thackeray are born and die daily and one should not observe a bandh for that" and the other one who 'liked' it, were also initially booked under section 295A (hurting the religious sentiment of others) and were reportedly remanded to judicial custody for 14 days.


Published Date: Jul 13, 2017 08:29 pm | Updated Date: Jul 13, 2017 08:31 pm

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