Complaint filed against singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya for 'abusing, harassing' journalist
A complaint has been filed against singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya for his 'abusive' comments on Twitter allegedly targeting a woman journalist.
New Delhi: A complaint has been filed against singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya for his 'abusive' comments on Twitter allegedly targeting a woman journalist.
A non-cognizable complaint was registered at the Vasant Vihar Police Station after Swati Chaturvedi, a Delhi-based journalist, approached the police.
The playback singer, who is at the centre of a controversy for hurling abuses at a female journalist on Twitter, had yesterday accused the latter of being an 'anti-national,' while adding that the war has not ended and he will give a proper reply in his defence.
Bhattacharya said that the troll he got on the social media was unnecessarily, adding that he was just expressing his concern in regard with the murder of a techie in Chennai.
"It is their profession to do all these things. They are fake journalists who do their journalism on the cost of their countries respect and dignity. I don't know them may be she is a famous journalist but who has given them the freedom to attack personally. It is very shameful that you target our country and hail another country," said Bhattacharya.
"It all started when I tweeted for 'justice for Swati' in connection with the murder case and these people gave it a communal angle. They are accusing me that I am doing it to spread riots. I don't know if she is a renowned journalist, even if she is I am not concerned. And I would like to say that this matter has not ended here, I will not tolerate all this, I will fix you these people," he added.
Calling the female journalist a 'blot' on the nation, the singer called himself a 'Sanghi and said he is a proud Hindu and will always voice his opinion in this regard. And that he will never tolerate any anti-nationals comments.
"I will not tolerate nonsense on the cost of my country. Such journalists are a blot on the nation. They always talk against our country. Whenever I talk of Hindutva or Hinduism they call me a sanghi, I have not signed any papers but I am a proud Hindu and if I talk about that then people call me Sanghi, if this is the case then yes I am a Sanghi," said Bhattacharya.
Further when questioned about the usage of unparliamentarily language, Bhattacharya said that he felt attacked from all quarters and that he had no choice but to come out aggressively in his defence.
"They all are a group who were trolling against me, that is why I used such aggressive language. These all are anti-nationals. I will give a firm reply to these journalists. I am not against any religion. But I am not going to tolerate anything against my country," said Abhijeet.
Bhattacharya caused a Twitter furore when one of his tweets - with stark communal overtones - on the murder of the Chennai Infosys techie S Swathi. He dubbed the murder, as a case of 'love jihad', suggesting that her attacker was a Muslim.
When a female journalist and other Twitter users questioned out and demanded that he should be arrested for unnecessarily stoking communal hatred, Abhijeet unleashed a tirade of abuses at her by calling her "an old woman" in his expletive-filled rant.