New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil on Thursday registered a police complaint against a YouTube channel for allegedly spreading defamatory videos about the Congress party and Nehru-Gandhi family members.
The Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly further accused the channel of inciting enmity between the two communities. Vikhe-Patil today filed the complaint under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 295 (malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings) and 153-A (promoting enmity between groups) at Loni police station in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Sagar Patil.
As per the complaint registered by the Congress leader, the videos contain defamatory as well as false content about India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and other members of the Gandhi-Nehru family. It further described the language used in the videos as abusive. The complainant alleged that the videos aimed at fomenting communal riots. “Such videos maligning the legacy and image of leaders who have contributed to India’s progress and development were an insult to the country itself,” said Vikhe-Patil while talking to reporters.
The Congress leader sought the removal of the YouTube channel as well as its Facebook page. He further threatened to take to the streets in case the police do not take action in this regard.