On Friday, an FIR has been registered against Tanmay Bhat and his comedy group AIB (All India Backchod) by Mumbai Police Cyber Cell for posting a meme about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, using the dog filter on Snapchat.
Mumbai Police Cyber Cell registered an FIR against comedy group AIB after they tweeted a meme about PM Modi by using the Snapchat dog filter pic.twitter.com/n2Wyym3wOQ
— ANI (@ANI_news) July 14, 2017
On July 12, the comedy group has tweeted a meme of Narendra Modi’s picture with a Snapchat dog filter.
— Reetesh Maheshwari (@Reetesh777) July 12, 2017
A Twitter user tagged the Mumbai Police in his post and wrote: “Pradhan Mantri ke liye is taike ka behuda Mazak par @AllIndiaBakchod and @thetanmay par sakt karwayi honi chahiye (For posting such a cheap joke against PM Narendra Modi, Police should take strict action against AIB and Tanmay Bhat).”
Mumbai Police soon replied: “Thank you for bringing this to our notice. We are forwarding this to the cyber police station.”
Thank you for bringing this to our notice.We are forwarding this to the cyber police station.
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 12, 2017
AIB co-founder Tanmay Bhat tried to explain the matter and took to Twitter to share an old post of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s where he said: “We surely need more humour in public life.”
— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) July 13, 2017
He later tweeted: “PS: Will continue making jokes. And deleting if necessary. And making jokes again. And Apologising if necessary. Don’t care what you think.”