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FIR against Rishi Kapoor for posting an obscene tweet

27 Aug 2017 | By Vaneet Randhawa
Rishi Kapoor tweets and lands himself into trouble

An FIR has now been filed against actor Rishi Kapoor by the President of Jai Ho Foundation, an NGO for posting an obscene video of a child on his Twitter handle.

Jai Ho Foundation's President asked Mumbai's Cyber Police to register a complaint under relevant sections under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences.

He said the image was circulated amongst Kapoor's 2.6 million followers.

In context: Rishi Kapoor tweets and lands himself into trouble

Rishi-KapoorismTimes when Rishi Kapoor didn't mince his words

In the past, Rishi Kapoor's tweets have been laced with wit, sarcasm and sometimes sexism but he has never been shy of speaking out.

Kapoor rightfully pointed out that Delhi was filled with places named after the Gandhi-Nehru family.

He also spoke out against the beef ban and said that just because he ate beef didn't make him a lesser Hindu.

Earlier, his tweet with Ganguly's shirtless image backfired

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27 Aug 2017FIR against Rishi Kapoor for posting an obscene tweet

Kapoor's tweet against Dera Sacha Sauda lands him in trouble

The tweet read "All this submission to your wong guide is crap. People take advantage of your vulnerability. If they become the voice you follow then...." and had an image of a naked boy with headphones, the jack attached to his private parts.

27 Aug 2017No FIR, only a complaint against Rishi Kapoor's tweet

Upon inquiry, the police revealed that while a complaint had been submitted by the Jai Ho NGO, no FIR had been registered.

Rishi Kapoor had removed the image a day after posting it, the police confirmed.

The NGO in their complaint had said that Kapoor's tweet had garnered "more than 66 retweets and 476 likes as of now on his this indecent image".