Indian comedy group AIB has again landed itself in trouble after posting controversial content on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A formal complaint was registered by Mumbai Police against the offensive content and an inquiry is underway in the matter.
AIB shared a meme where there was one picture of PM Modi look-alike standing at a railway station platform while in another image the look-alike’s close-up was edited with Snapchat dog filter, captioned #WanderLust.
The comedy group was mocking PM Modi’s foreign tours but upon sharing, the meme drew immense criticism from public and was bombarded with hate comments. Many were of the opinion that it was an insult not only directed at Prime Minister but also at the national sentiment.
The police acted swiftly on the public complaints.
Although the meme was taken off from the social media by AIB later, it was already reported to the police. Cyber cell of the Mumbai police filed an FIR against the group which read “publishing and transmitting material which is lascivious or appeal to the prurient interest or if its effect is such as to tend to deprave and corrupt persons.”
AIB has been booked under IT Act and may face upto 3 years of jail time and a fine of Rs 5 lakh.