Tripura Police has registered a complaint against Bangladeshi singer Mainul Ahsan Noble, who earned fame in the music reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in Kolkata, for an alleged indecent reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on social media.
A resident of Belonia in District South Tripura, who is a student of Pandit Deen Dayal Petroleum University at Gandhinagar in Gujarat, filed the complaint. Speaking to media, Suman Paul, the engineering student who lodged the FIR, said he filed the complaint against the Bangladeshi singer at Belonia police station on 25 May.
“This singer was always rejected in his own country. He came to my country and gained fame, earned in India and returned to Bangladesh and then insulted Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I can’t accept his action. So, I have filed a complaint against him,” he said.
The FIR was registered under Sections 500, 504, 505 and 153 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the IT Act. The FIR is now with the Tripura Police’s Cyber Crime Cell, South Tripura Police Superintendent Jal Singh Meena said.
Belonia superintendent of police Jal Singh Meena confirmed that the complaint was registered and forwarded to Tripura Polices cyber crime cell. “We have registered the complaint and have forwarded it to the Cyber Crime Cell. We are in constant touch with them and further course of action is being devised. It is not in the Indian cyberspace. However, we have started an investigation into the issue,” the official said.
Rajib Dutta, the officer-in-charge of Belonia police station said that as per the complaint the Bangladeshi singer had abused Modi in a Facebook post calling him a “mere chaiwala (tea seller)”.
Noble had visited Agartala for a concert in 2019. Last year too, the singer was mired in controversy over his remarks against Mainul Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.