Payal Rohatgi has also been booked earlier in different police jurisdictions in the country and has faced action following registration of case.
A First Information Report has been registered against actor Payal Rohatgi at Shivaji Nagar police station in Pune over an alleged defamatory video on social media platform about the Nehru-Gandhi family. A complaint in this regard was filed by office-bearers of the Pune city Congress committee.
The 36-year-old actor has also been booked earlier in different police jurisdictions in the country and has faced action following registration of case.
Pune city Congress spokesperson Ramesh Iyer said, “Payal Rohatgi has repeatedly made derogatory comments about the Nehru-Gandhi family. We came across one such post, which we believe has been made recently. Subsequently, the office-bearers of Pune city Congress committee, including Ramesh Bagwe, Mohan Joshi, Datta Bahirat, Sangeeta Tiwari and I, met senior police officials from the Cyber Crime Cell. A formal complaint in the case was filed by Sangeet Tiwari. The police have acted on it and a case has been registered at Shivaji Nagar police station.”
Pune City Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta confirmed that the FIR had been filed against Rohatgi and a probe had been launched. Officials said Rohatgi has been booked under various Indian Penal Code sections, including 153A, pertaining to promoting communal disharmony.
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