MBA grad held for offensive posts against Pawar, Uddhav | India News – Times of India

 MBA grad held for offensive posts against Pawar, Uddhav | India News - Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: CBD-Belapore police arrested a 33-year-old man on Tuesday MBA Degree holder from Ghat Kopar for making defamatory comments on social media against NCP chief Sharad Pawar, NCP MP Supriya Sole, former chief minister and Shiv Sena (UBT) chief. lie down Thackeray, NCP MLA Rohit Pawar and UBT Sena MLA Aditya Thackeray.
The FIR was registered on Monday on a complaint lodged by Bhavana Ghanekar (38), general secretary of the NCP (Sharad Pawar Group) Navi Mumbai Women’s Wing, alleging that Vishal Gorde deliberately A Facebook post made an objectionable comment to spread hatred and mischief.
The accused was arrested from his residence at Bhatwari in Ghatkopar on Tuesday evening, said Senior Inspector Gardhar Gaur of the CBD-Belapur police station. Gorde was produced before the Vashi Judicial Magistrate’s court and sent to 14-day police custody. He has applied for bail.
Gorde was charged with Sections 153A (causing enmity), 294 (obscene acts or words in public), 501 (printing defamatory material), 504 (willful insult) and 506 (criminal intimidation) along with Section 67 of the Indian Penal Code. A case has been registered under of the IT Act
Police said Gorde claimed that he had posted the comments against the NCP and UBT Sena leaders under the influence of alcohol as he was mentally disturbed and frustrated due to unemployment. He claimed that he was working in a private company in Rabel but lost his job during the pandemic in 2021.

After that, he said, he started providing manpower to some companies but was unable to earn much and support his family financially. He said that he belongs to a middle class family. While his father works as a transport agent, his mother is a housewife and his sister is a college student.

Retired IPS officer-turned-lawyer YP Singh said, “There is a legal principle that ‘what cannot be done directly cannot be done indirectly’. The Supreme Court has clearly stated that I Section 66A of the T Act is unconstitutional. Therefore, it appears that the sections of the IPC have been extended to circumvent the mandate of the Supreme Court. Freedom of speech and expression is the foundation of the Constitution and the law. Such stretching should be considered unacceptable.
Advocate Prashant Mali, an expert in cyber law, said, “Writing obscene comments curbs freedom of expression and has become a fashion. The youth should understand that the police will trace their Internet Protocol (IP) address and put them in jail.” I think schools and parents should teach their children what to write and what to avoid on social media. Social media etiquette training takes time.
Ritesh Bhatia, a cyber expert, said, “In the digital age, the power of social media is a double-edged sword. While it offers a platform for free expression, it demands responsible use. The arrest is a stark reminder. Acts as a reminder that spreading frustration through online platforms can have serious consequences. Constructive dialogue is essential to a healthy democracy, and abuse of public figures not only perpetuates negative but legal consequences. Let’s harness the potential of social media for positive change and foster respectful conversation instead of contributing to a toxic environment.

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