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Mumbai cops register FIR against AIB for insulting PM Modi in tweet

The tweet featuring a pic of PM with dog filter added to it was deleted by the group yesterday

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

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Comedy group, (AIB) is once again in trouble for their latest joke and this time it is something on PM The group posted an image of PM Modi's lookalike at a railway station along with a photo of the PM with a Snapchat dog filter, captioned #wanderlust on Twitter. There was instant outrage on this. As a result, deleted its post after being ‘roasted’ on Twitter. 

A Twitter user, Reetesh Maheshwari, wrote to the Mumbai police handle, calling the meme an unbearable prank and asked for a legal action against this. 
In return, the Mumbai police tweeted that the post would be forwarded to the cyber cell for investigation. According to a report in Times of India,  Mumbai police's cyber police station at the Bandra-Kurla Complex is probing the matter. Mumbai Police Cyber Cell has registered a FIR also against the group.
The trolling didn’t stop even after deleted the tweet. Other Twitter users also criticized the group and accused them of insulting the sentiment.

Tanmay Bhatt, one of the members of the group, then tweeted in response to the trolling. Congress leaders also condemned the group. They called the group as ‘coward’ for refraining from making fun of Modi. 
 
and Rohan Joshi (another member of group) also responded to the Congress leaders tthrough their tweets. Bhat clarified that he will continue to make similar jokes and also delete them when required to save himself from legal trouble. 

This is not the first time that has fallen into such a controversy. Last year, of sparked a controversy when he posted a video by using snap chat filters to replace his face with Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar, a clip that many found insulting.

Earlier, Christian organisations were also irked by for hurting their religious sentiments and demanded action against those associated with its programme. They protested against some statements in show pertaining to Jesus and the Church. After this, members of met the Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay and offered an unconditional apology to the entire Christian community.

First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 14:25 IST
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