Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya created another controversy after he used abusive language while addressing a woman journalist on Twitter on Sunday. Delhi Police registered a complaint against him after Swati Chaturvedi approached them. A non-cognizable complaint was registered at the Vasant Vihar Police Station against the singer for the offensive remarks.
Complaint filed against Abhijeet Bhattacharya for ‘abusing, harassing’ journalist.
The controversy started after Abhijeet called the murder of a techie in Chennai, a case of Love Jihad, suggesting that her attacker was a Muslim.
When the female journalist in question Swati Chaturvedi and other Twitter users replied to his tweet saying he should be arrested for stoking communal hatred, Abhijeet lashed out calling her “an old woman” in his expletive-filled rant.
Abhijeet also accused Chaturvedi of being an ‘anti-national,’ while adding that the war has not ended and he will give a proper reply in his defence. Bhattacharya said that he was being needlessly trolled on Twitter and that he was just expressing his concern over the murder of a young techie in Chennai.
Chaturvedi said that the singer’s tweets were “just obscenities and profanities” and she would file an FIR against him.
“I am going to file an FIR and I hope that police will take the required action. I very strongly feel that enough is enough. We as journalists and women have been targeted enough on Twitter. I am tired of these sexual innuendos we all face.”
Abhijeet Bhattacharya controversial tweets on Swati Chaturvedi.
Swati Chaturvedi tweets on Abhijeet Bhattacharya.
Abhijeet Bhattacharya had called Swati Chaturvedi ‘ besharm budiya’ after she criticised him for giving a communal colour to murder of Infosys techie Swathi in Chennai.
The entire controversy began when Janta Ka Reporter editor-in-chief Rifat Jawaid objected to one of the singer’s tweet in which he had said that Swathi’s murder in Chennai was a case of ‘Love Jihad’.