New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday criticised registration of cases against those who allegedly posted comments on social networking sites against Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi.
"Where was Police and the Agencies when abusive remarks were being made against Dr Manmohan Singh? Any indication of things to come? "Over zealous Police and Agencies have started registering cases of any posting against Modi on SM. What about our Freedom of speech?," Singh said on Twitter.
The remarks by Singh, a known detractor of Modi, came after reports that five students were on Saturday detained by the Bangalore Police for allegedly circulating anti-Modi messages on WhatsApp messenger service.
According to the reports, while four were released, the fifth accused, an MBA student in Bhatkal, Karnataka, was handed over to the Belgaum Police, which registered an FIR against him.
Earlier, the Goa Police had booked a young shipping professional for allegedly posting comments against Modi on Facebook.
While there is a Congress government in Karnataka, BJP is in power in Goa.
Meanwhile, another party general secretary Shakeel Ahmed took a jibe at BJP ally Shiv Sena`s leader Udhav Thackeray and MNS chief Raj Thackeray reminding them of Shiv Sena`s earlier acts of digging sports grounds on some occassions when the Pakistan cricket teams visited India.
"Thackerays are here. Cops must be extra vigilant. They may dig-up the forecourt of President House. Captain of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif is here," Ahmed tweeted.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is here to attend the swearing in ceremony of Modi.
He also took a dig at Modi over his visit to Rajghat in morning.