Ab­hi­jeet ‘not scared’ of po­lice complaints

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Soumya Va­j­payee Ti­wari

First, he was trolled on Twit­ter for his abu­sive com­ments against a woman jour­nal­ist. Then, an FIR was filed against him for the same. But nothing seems to stop singer Ab­hi­jeet Bhat­tacharya and his rant. “They can’t scare me with a po­lice com­plaint,” he was quoted as say­ing.

It all be­gan on Satur­day with Bhat­tacharya’s com­ment on the mur­der of a Chen­nai techie, which he termed a case of ‘Love Ji­had’. After a Delhi jour­nal­ist, Swati Chaturvedi, ob­jected to the singer’s tweet, point­ing out a fac­tual mis­take, Bhat­tacharya lashed out and went on a rant, even call­ing Chaturvedi a “be­sharam bud­hiya”. Later, he went on to post: “This is the way a proud Hin­dus­tani man should talk to an In­doPak breed lady (sic).”

Mean­while, talk­ing to us about the con­tro­versy, Bhat­tacharya — who brands those who trolled him as “anti na­tion­als” — said he uses so­cial me­dia to ex­press him­self, but peo­ple tend to cre­ate con­tro­versy.

“I’m a proud In­dian. I never talk against any re­li­gion, po­lit­i­cal leader or party. But when it comes to cor­rupt peo­ple, I don’t hes­i­tate from writ­ing about them... These peo­ple are not happy about In­dian tal­ent; they’re happy about Pak­istani artistes com­ing to India! Is­liye maine unki bad­hiya tarah se band baja di. Some­one hap­pened to write a wrong tweet and I retweeted; it hap­pens,” he added. As for his ex­ple­tive­filled rant against Chaturvedi, Bhat­tacharya said: “I pur­posely used the words ‘be­sharam bud­hiya’ for her be­cause how dare she say such anti-na­tional talk and mock me.”

Chaturvedi had brought the tweets to the at­ten­tion of the po­lice, ac­cus­ing Bhat­tacharya of in­cit­ing com­mu­nal ri­ots. “I’ve reg­is­tered an FIR with the Delhi po­lice (at the Vas­ant Vi­har po­lice sta­tion). The Mum­bai po­lice got in touch with me and told me the case will be trans­ferred. Strict ac­tion will be ini­ti­ated against the accused,” she said.

I pur­posely used the words ‘be­sharam bud­hiya’ for her be­cause how dare she say such anti-na­tional talk and mock me AB­HI­JEET BHAT­TACHARYA, SINGER


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