Some activists of the INC lodged an FIR against actress Payal Rohatgi for allegedly using objectionable words against Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi in a video shared on social media. The case has been registered in Pune under Sections 153 (a), 500, 505(2) and 34 of IPC.
Some office-bearers of the Pune City Congress Committee filed a complaint against the actress at the Shivaji Nagar Police Station.
“Payal Rohatgi has repeatedly made derogatory comments about the Nehru Gandhi family. We came across one such post, which we believe has been made recently. Subsequently, the office-bearers of the Pune City Congress committee, including Ramesh Bagwe, Mohan Joshi, Datta Bahirat, Sangeeta Tiwari and myself, met senior police officials from the cyber crime cell. A formal complaint in the case was given by Sangeet Tiwari. The police have acted on it and a case has been registered at Shivaji Nagar Police Station,” Pune Congress spokesperson Ramesh Iyer said.
This is not the first time that the 36-year-old actor has landed herself in legal trouble. In 2019, Rohatgi was arrested by Rajasthan Police for her alleged comments against former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
More recently, in the month of June, Satellite Police in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, had arrested her on 27 August for threatening and hurling abuse at the chairman of her society on social media. Payal Rohatgi was later released on bail.
Police in Ahmedabad had arrested the actress following a case registered by the chairman of the society where she lives. The police have invoked IPC Sections 294(b), 504, 506(1), 506(2), and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act against the actress.
Rohatgi made her acting debut in 2002 with the film Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai? She was later seen on reality TV shows like Khatron Ke Khiladi 2 and Bigg Boss 2.