Good sense prevails, Mumbai Police to drop FIR against AIB

Good sense prevails, Mumbai Police to drop FIR against AIB

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  1. that_introverted_guy

    July 19, 2017 at 7:38 am

    They did it only because of the backlash, not by their own judgement. Anyhow, at least the matter is settled, otherwise it would’ve set a dangerous precedent.

  2. Not_a_kulcha

    July 19, 2017 at 7:38 am

    It’s not about good judgment, it’s about sending a message. AIB being famous among netizens got this piece spread fast, nobody would care for an average Joe.
    They’re acting like mafia, spreading fear at every turn.

  3. gcs8

    July 19, 2017 at 7:38 am

    *This* is why we must not refrain from criticizing the powers that be. When Shri Ram could be questioned by a solitary layman, why the heck is a doormat politician some kind of a holy cow?

  4. hedButt

    July 19, 2017 at 7:38 am

    The damage is already done. They’ve made their point – that they can fuck with you whenever they want.

  5. charavaka

    July 19, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Don’t count yor chickens yet. If the judge/magistrate seeing the C summary happens to be of the “peakcock tears” variety, we might still be in for a long ride.

  6. d1andonly

    July 19, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Well, on the bright side all the publicity garnered by the post has ensured that it has reached way more people than it would have otherwise.

  7. raks1991

    July 19, 2017 at 7:38 am

    WE DID IT GUYS!!!

  8. avalanchesurfer99

    July 19, 2017 at 7:38 am

    does that mean more shitty memes? damnit.

  9. AwkwardMod

    July 19, 2017 at 7:38 am

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    **Good sense prevails, Mumbai Police to drop FIR against AIB**

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    Good sense prevails, Mumbai Police to drop FIR against AIB

    Comedy group AIB circulated the meme across social media platforms

    The Mumbai Police seem to have realised their mistake in rushing to act against comedy group AIB for the now infamous meme on Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Snapchat ‘dog filter’. mid-day has learnt from the top brass that the Cyber police are most likely to file a C Summary in court that will nullify the FIR.

    The case against AIB will be nullified if the cops file a C Summary

    The controversy blew up last week, after AIB tweeted a picture of a doppelganger of Modi looking at his mobile phone at a railway station alongside a photo of the PM on which a ‘dog filter’ was superimposed from the Snapchat app.

    Also read – Narendra Modi’s lookalike MP Ramchandran reacts to AIB’s ‘humiliating’ Snapchat post

    The city cops were flooded with complaints from across the country, after one of the Twitterati, Reetesh Maheshwari, tagged the Mumbai

    Police and demanding that strict action be taken against AIB for the “disrespectful” joke directed at the PM.

    The police took suo motu action and, on Friday, lodged an FIR against the Twitter handle administrator of AIB under Section 500 (defamation) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 67 (publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act.

    Also read – Joke on Narendra Modi: Mysterious ways of Mumbai police officials

    The cops had said that the picture shared by AIB was fully morphed and it looked like PM Modi, hence it was defamatory. A crime branch officer had earlier said that they registered the FIR after taking legal advice from an expert, who said that prima facie, the act amounted to a cognisable offence.

    Also read: FIR against AIB for tweeting Narendra Modi photo with the dog filter

    The police’s move to file an FIR met with backlash from several people, including music composer Vishal Dadlani, who extended support to AIB. Few netizens also cited examples of sexual offence cases and criticised the cops for not showing the same speedy action in those cases.

    Also read: AIB gets into trouble after tweeting a photo of Narendra Modi with the dog filter

    The charges

    Section 500 (defamation) of IPC, Section 67 (publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of IT Act

    What is C Summary?

    It is filed when an error is made in facts while filing a criminal complaint. Once it is filed in court, it puts an end to the case altogether.

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  10. viksi

    July 19, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Called it a couple of days ago

    https://www.reddit.com/r/india/comments/6nt7xj/slug/dkc6pop

    Now who wants to do a bjp meme week?

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