Crime branch on Monday registered an FIR against some fake and genuine IDs on social media for uploading morphed videos, photos and lewd comments against former PAAS member Reshma Patel, who recently joined the BJP.
The complainant, one Sunny Patel, who claims to be the foster brother of Reshma, and has been with her since her agitation days had approached Gujarat high court submitting that despite an application of complaint cyber cell officials hadn’t taken any concrete action in the matter.
The HC directed the cyber cell of the city crime branch to register an FIR if the offence amounts to a crime according to them.
“Following Court’s direction we have registered an FIR against several fake and genuine IDs on social media who have been accused by the complainant of morphing lewd videos and pics of Reshma Patel with an intention to defame her,” said a senior crime branch official.
According to cyber cell officials, the complainant has alleged that the vulgar images uploaded on social media are photoshopped. “The complainant has also alleged that even hate speeches and abusive materials have been uploaded to such social media accounts to harass Reshma Patel,” said a crime branch official.
“The complainant has mentioned certain social media account IDs in his complaint. We will write to the service providers to get the IP addresses of such accounts. The FIR has been registered under sections of Information and Technology Act,” said a senior cyber cell official.