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FIR filed on journalist’s criticism over doctored footage

By way of PTI

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police has registered an FIR towards unknown individuals for allegedly importing a doctored image of a lady journalist on a site, officers stated on Sunday.

The journalist had lodged an internet criticism and he or she shared the reproduction of the criticism on Twitter. The case used to be registered on the Cyber Police station of the southeast district on Saturday night time, the police stated.

A senior police officer stated the case has been registered below sections 509 (phrase, gesture or act meant to insult the modesty of a lady) and 354 A (sexual harassment and punishment for harassment) of the Indian Penal Code at the criticism of the journalist alleging that she is being focused via an unidentified workforce of other people on “Bulli Bai” portal.

The police stated no arrests had been made within the case to this point and a probe is underway. In keeping with the criticism, the lady, who works with an internet information portal, sought speedy registration of an FIR and investigation towards an unknown set of people who find themselves “searching for to annoy and insult Muslim girls” on social media.

“I used to be surprised to determine this morning {that a} site/portal referred to as (since deleted) had a doctored image of me in an wrong, unacceptable and obviously lewd context. This wishes speedy motion, as the similar is obviously designed to annoy me and different in a similar fashion positioned impartial girls and reporters,” the lady stated within the criticism.

“I enclose snapshots of the stated tweet directed at me herein in addition to of different tweets. The time period ‘Bulli Bai’ itself turns out disrespectful and the content material of this site/portal ( is obviously aimed toward insulting Muslim girls because the derogatory time period ‘Bulli’ is used solely for Muslim girls and all the site turns out to had been designed with the intent of embarrassing and insulting Muslim girls,” she added.

Responding on Twitter, the Delhi Police stated taking cognizance of the topic, officers involved had been directed to take suitable motion.

Previous in July, a case used to be registered via the Cyber Cellular of the Delhi Police after it gained a criticism about an unidentified workforce importing footage of Muslim girls on an app.

Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal had stated, “Performing on a criticism gained at the Nationwide Cybercrime Reporting Portal relating to ‘Sulli Offers’ cellular software, a case below segment 354-A of the Indian Penal Code has been registered on Wednesday and investigation taken up.”