Noida Police has reportedly booked a man after he issued a rape threat to an anchor from leading Hindi TV channel on Facebook.
According to reports, a person with Facebook profile, Sandeep Upadhyay, had allegedly asked the female anchor to chant ‘Yogi, Yogi’ if she wished to live in Uttar Pradesh understandably due to the recent change of government in the state.
“A news anchor of a Hindi news channel approached us with a complaint of being harassed on a social networking site by posting objectionable content,” Sector 49 police station SHO, Bijendra Singh Bhadana,was quoted by Hindustan Times.
Bhadana added, “Knowing that the woman anchor is a critic of PM Modi and the BJP, the man wrote on her Facebook wall..’UP mein rehna hai toh Yogi Yogi kehna hai’… which she refused to do in the comments section. Following her response, the man threatened to rape her.”
The anchor visited the police station on Wednesday to file a complaint against the individual.
BJP won a historic landslide in the just concluded assembly elections by winning 325 out of 403 assembly seats. Yogi Aditynath, a known face of Hindutva, was later picked by the saffron party to become the 21st chief minister of the state.
Noida, a famous city of Uttar Pradesh bordering Delhi, has majority of India’s TV channels based here with most journalists and anchors residing in the area.