The Delhi Police on Thursday said they have received a complaint against the actress Swara Bhasker, Twitter India’s MD Manish Maheshwari, journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani and others in connection with the tweets posted about an elderly man who was allegedly assaulted in Ghaziabad on June 5. The complainant said that the actress, journalist, and others “spread hate against the citizens” by trying to give the incident a “communal colour”.
In June, a video had gone viral on the internet where an elderly man was beaten up and his beard was shaved off by a group of people. Amid this video gaining people’s attention, Swara Bhasker had reacted on the matter and recently, a lawyer has approached the Delhi police with a complaint against her tweets.
As per a tweet by ANI, “Delhi Police say they’ve received a complaint against actor Swara Bhaskar, Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari & others at Police Station Tilak Marg, in connection with incident in Loni (Ghaziabad) where a man was thrashed & his beard was chopped off. “It is under inquiry,” they say.”
Delhi Police say they've received complaint against actor Swara Bhaskar, Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari & others at Police Station Tilak Marg, in connection with incident in Loni (Ghaziabad) where a man was thrashed & his beard was chopped off. "It is under inquiry," they say
— ANI (@ANI) June 17, 2021
The complaint against Twitter India MD was put forth considering the fact that he did not remove tweets by Swara and others. As soon as the report about a complaint against Swara was filed was out, netizens have been expressing their wrath on the matter and #SwaraBhasker is trending on Twitter. The police also filed an FIR against Twitter India and 8 others. The FIR has been filed accusing Twitter of not removing ‘misleading’ content on the event that took place.