Narendra Mehta files plaint over Facebook account

Mr Mehta stated that objectionable messages were posted through the account.

Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Narendra Mehta has lodged a complaint with the Thane police against an unidentified person for allegedly creating a fake social media account in his name and posting objectionable messages on it.

Mr Mehta, the lawmaker and legislator from the Mira-Bhayandar constituency, was informed by some local BJP activists about the fake Facebook account running in his name, following which he informed the police Wednesday.

Mr Mehta, from the Mira-Bhayandar constituency in Thane district, said, “I received a call from my BJP volunteer, that an account is being seen on social media in my name whereas I was not aware about such mischief.”

He also said, “All this has been purposely created to defame me. Why such things occur at the time of election? I have reported to the police and I hope the police will act and punish the culprit.”

The MLA mentioned in the complaint that an account had been created with an intention to defame him as objectionable messages were posted on it between March 28 and 30, the police official said.

The police registered a case against the unidentified person under Indian Penal Code section 500 (defamation) and relevant provisions of the Information Technology Act, he said.

The official said that no arrest had been made so far and a probe was underway in the matter.

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