FIR to be Registered Against Hardik Pandya for Tweet on Ambedkar

Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya finds himself in a legal trouble as Jodhpur court has directed the police to register a First Information Report against cricketer for  allegedly posting a derogatory tweet about Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.Hardik Pandya’s supposed tweetWhich Ambedkar ??? The one who drafted a cross law and constitution or the one who spread the disease called reservation in the country.However, according to The Times of India , the tweet was posted by the handle @sirhardik3777, which is not Hardik Pandya’s official twitter handle. The cricketer’s official handle is @hardikpandya7. Reportedly, the parody account has been deactivated at the moment.

A police officer in Jaipur told NDTV: “We are yet to receive the orders of the court and once we get it, I will be in a position to comment. Further action will be taken according to law.”Interestingly, the move comes a couple of days after SC observed the rampant misuse of the SC/ST act against government servants and said there shall be no immediate arrest on any complaint filed under the law.Before arresting a public servant under the SC/ST Act, a preliminary probe by an officer not below the rank of deputy superintendent is a must, the court said.

Meghwal, an advocate by profession, was quoted as saying, “I learnt about Pandya’s comment through social media in January. It appeared quite derogatory for a figure like Ambedkar and was an attempt to spread hatred and create division in the society.””By doing so, he has committed a serious crime and hurt the sentiments of my entire community.” he added.There is just 2 weeks left for the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League. Hardik Pandya was retained by his franchise Mumbai Indians and will once again play alongside his brother Krunal Pandya. The bench, which passed a slew of directions, said a public servant can be arrested in cases lodged under SC/ST Act only after prior approval by the competent authority.

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