Trouble for former singer Abhijeet as FIR lodged against him in Mumbai


A police complaint was finally registered against the former Bollywood singer, Abhijeet, for making abusive and obscene remarks against women on social media on Thursday.

Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson, Preeti Sharma Menon, on Thursday filed a police complaint against the former singer at the Bandra-Kurla Complex Cyber police station in Mumbai.

Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya at Mount view in Chandigarh *** Local Caption *** Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya at Mount view in Chandigarh.-Express photo by Jasbir Malhi 25-02-12
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In her complaint, Preeti said that the singer was abusive towards several women on the microblogging site, Twitter, particularly when they objected to his remarks against Delhi-based woman journalist. Preeti alleged that she too was targetted by Abhijeet.

She tweeted, “Registered FIR against @abhijeetsinger. Section 500, 509 of IPC and 67 of IT Act. @mumbaipolice highly supportive.”

A case has already been filed against him with the Delhi Police, which has refused to act so far.

On Thursday, the controversial former singer also attacked renowned activist Kavita Krishnan, by using racist language.

He tweeted, “Y all “B..surat” koyla type Auntynational journos r after our Natonal Army ? Jail these Aunties with terrorists. (sic)”

In response to Preeti’s tweet, the former singer described those criticising his abuses as ‘presstitutes.’

His tweet read, “All funded retired #presstitutes friends of #ZakirNaik want to take publicity .. Save your skin #AbusivePresstitutes.”

Abhijeet has been targetting women and other social media users, who objected to his malicious tweet wrongly blaming a Muslim for the murder of the Infosys techie, Swathi, in Chennai. The prime suspect arrested by the Chennai Police was identified as one Ramkumar.

The former singer had later threatened’s editor-in-chief, Rifat Jawaid of physical harm on a national TV. His threats had drawn wide condemnation from social media users.


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