When ace comedian Raju Srivastava saw that an imposter was using his name to make anti-Modi memes, he did the right thing. Raju filed a police compliant against the imposter at Oshiwara police station on Wednesday. Raju Srivastava's complaint has been filed under Section 500 of IPC (punishment for defamation) as the actor complained about the imposter maligning his image by sharing disrespectful posts which are going viral.
In one such post, Srivastavas photo is used with a message taking a dig at BJP president Amit Shah over business dealings of his son Jay Shah.
Srivastava stated that the posts are "offencive, false, and frivolous in nature"."It (circulation of messages) has been done with an intention to defame and injure my character and reputation," he said.
The comedian said the impostor is well aware that such posts with his photograph will gain attention on various social media platforms.
“We received the application from Raju Srivastava about the offencive social media post yesterday. The probe into the matter is underway," said Oshiwara police station Senior Inspector Subhash Khanvilkar.
Taking to Mid-Day, the comedian said, "Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but do not use my name. When the joke is not mine, why should I take the blame for it?" He added that the jokes circulated with his picture were in bad taste. "The jokes should be clean and should not target someone. Social media is a great platform to spread good word. Why use it to spread negativity? And don't use my name or photo for the same."
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