GOOD SENSE PREVAILS, COPS TO DROP AIB FIR
By Team Legistify / 2017-07-21

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THE Mumbai Police seem to have realised their mistake in rushing to act against comedy group AIB for the now infamous meme on Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Snapchat ‘dog filter’. mid-day has learnt from the top brass that the Cyber police are most likely to file a C Summary in court that will nullify the FIR.

THE controversy blew up last week, after AIB tweeted a picture of a doppelganger of Modi looking at his mobile phone at a railway station alongside a photo of the PM on which a ‘dog filter’ was superimposed from the Snapchat app.

The city cops were flooded with complaints from across the country, after one of the Twitterati, Reetesh Maheshwari, tagged the Mumbai Police and demanding that strict action be taken against AIB for the “disrespectful” joke directed at the PM.

The police took suo motu action and, on Friday, lodged an FIR against the Twitter handle administrator of AIB under Section 500 (defamation) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 67 (publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act.

The cops had said that the picture shared by AIB was fully morphed and it looked like PM Modi, hence it was defamatory. A crime branch officer had earlier said that they registered the FIR after taking legal advice from an expert, who said that prima facie, the act amounted to a cognisable offence.

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