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Patanjali MD urges sternest punishment for impersonators

ANI  |  New Delhi (India) 

A day after the police nabbed a youth for impersonating the of Limited, on Facebook, the latter demanded the sternest punishment for the accused.

"People such as this who indulge in such malicious activities should receive harsh punishment. Even the government should look into the matter so that such incidents don't take place in the future," he told reporters here.

Balkrishna also thanked the police for taking prompt action against the accused.

"There have been some impersonators who have been indulging in indecent conversations online with my female followers in an attempt to tarnish his image and that of the company's," he added.

Soon after the youth was arrested by the police, Patanjali SK Tijarawala claimed that a deliberate effort was being made to defame religious leaders, and called for stern action against the accused.

"What has happened is against the culture, religion, and values of Indian society, and an attempt to defame religious leaders by spreading false information about them. Accused in such cases should be given the same punishment as that given to those guilty of rape," he tweeted in Hindi.

Tijarawala had earlier appealed to to introduce a to protect from becoming a weapon of sabotage. This came after a morphed image of Yoga Guru was posted in a group on International Yoga Day.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 23:30 IST
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