Mumbai: The Mumbai Police have taken swift action against an individual who made an obscene remark on social media against Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. Following a complaint by a 56-year-old woman, who serves as the coordinator for the Shiv Sena in the Andheri assembly constituency led by Shinde, the police registered a case against the alleged offender.
The complainant came across the offensive comment while browsing through an online news report. The individual behind the comment is said to be associated with the Shiv Sena (UBT) and is now facing legal consequences for the derogatory post. The nature of the remark was deemed to insult a woman's modesty, prompting the police to register a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.
The sections invoked include Section 509, which addresses acts intended to insult the modesty of a woman, and Section 153-A (1), which deals with promoting enmity between different groups. Additionally, the case involves provisions of the Information Technology Act, highlighting the legal implications of online offenses.
This incident underscores the increasing importance of addressing inappropriate content on social media platforms and holding individuals accountable for their actions in the digital realm.