Hyderabad: A case has been registered with the Hyderabad Cyber Crimes division in opposition to actor Siddharth for his objectionable feedback in opposition to badminton participant Saina Nehwal.
The grievance has been registered by a lawyer, Zonal Incharge IT, and social media supervisor of BJP Telangana, Neelam Bhargava Ram and Prerna Thiruvaipati, following which a First Info Report (FIR) was filed by the police, in opposition to the actor, on Wednesday.
Hyderabad police booked the actor below part 509 of the Indian Penal Code (Phrase, gesture, or act meant to insult the modesty of a girl) and part 67 (Punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene materials in digital kind) of the Info Expertise Act.
The actor had, in a Twitter put up on January 6, retweeted a put up by Nehwal through which she had expressed her concern over the safety breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout his Punjab go to on January 5.
The actor apologised to Nehwal on Tuesday night time, after receiving heavy criticism for his “impolite joke” on the badminton participant on Twitter.
In his letter of apology posted on Twitter, Siddarth started, “Expensive Saina, I need to apologise to you for my impolite joke that I wrote as a response to a tweet of yours, a couple of days in the past. I could disagree with you on many issues however even my disappointment or anger after I learn your tweet, can not justify my tone and phrases. I do know I’ve extra grace in me than that.”
Additional, he apologised for his joke. “As for the joke…If a joke must be defined, then it wasn’t an excellent joke to start with. Sorry a few joke that didn’t land,” he penned.
Siddharth clarified that he had no “malicious” intent and that he’s a “feminist ally”.
“I, nonetheless should insist my phrase play and humour had not one of the malicious intent that so many individuals from all quarters have attributed to it. I’m a staunch feminist ally and that i guarantee you there was no gender implied in my tweet and positively no intent to assault you as a girl,” he added.
He concluded with the hope that she’s going to settle for his letter.