Hyderabad: Hyderabad police on Wednesday filed a case in opposition to actor Siddharth for making derogatory remarks in opposition to Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal on Twitter.
In a telephonic dialog, KVM Prasad, Further DCP, Cyber Crime Wing, Detective Division, Hyderabad, mentioned, “A lady named Prerna approached the Cyber Crime Wing and lodged a criticism in opposition to actor Siddharth on Twitter in opposition to Shuttler Saina Nehwal.
A case has been registered beneath Part 509 of the Indian Penal Code and 67 of the Info Know-how Act and an investigation is underway, the police official mentioned. The extra DCP added that discover can be given to Siddharth.
On January 6, the actor retweeted a put up by Mrs. Nehwal in a Twitter put up through which Siddharth turned embroiled in controversy after she expressed concern over safety breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout her go to to Punjab on January 5.
Varied activists criticized Siddharth’s remarks, calling him “sexual, inappropriate” and demanding that he apologize to Mrs Nehwal.
The NCW additionally mentioned that the actor’s remarks have been “an insult to girls’s modesty and an insult to girls’s dignity on social media platforms.”
Subsequently, the actor apologized to Ms Nehwal on Tuesday evening after receiving criticism for a “impolite joke” directed at a badminton participant.
In an open letter, Siddharth insisted that his “phrase play” and “joke” had no malicious intent.