The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has registered a complaint at Shivajinagar police station in Pune against journalist Bhau Torsekar and those who commented on his video, accusing them of hatching a conspiracy to murder NCP party chief Sharad Pawar to topple the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government in Maharashtra. The complaint was filed after users posted disparaging remarks against Pawar on Bhau Torsekar’s YouTube channel– “The Postman”.
“The time has come to set off a sutli bomb inside Sharad Pawar’s undergarment,” one of the comments read after which NCP worker Laxmikant Khabiya lodged a complaint alleging criminal conspiracy to murder NCP supremo and an attempt to topple Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra against Bhau Torsekar, the owner of the Youtube channel.
In the complaint, Khabiya stated that for the past several months, social media was rife with posters promoting enmity and causing social tensions between different communities that threatened to imperil the social and political unity of Maharashtra. He added that he felt such things would gradually diminish following the state Vidhan Sabha elections but to his dismay, such things have continued unabated.
Further, Khabiya asserted that after NCP formed a government in Maharashtra, viewers who watch videos of journalists such as Bhau Torsekar, Ghanshyam Patil and others on YouTube, constantly make dangerously provocative remarks against Sharad Pawar, with many advocating the use of bullets and bombs against him. Khabiya has asked the police to investigate the comments passed by viewers on the YouTube channels of the aforesaid journalists to ascertain if any murder conspiracy is in the offing against the NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
Confirming that a complaint has indeed been lodged at the Shivajinagar police station, Police Inspector Balasaheb Kopner said that the cyber police have sought details of the said videos from YouTube. He added that the matter is being investigated earnestly by the police.