Pune : Deccan Express – Pune | Actress Payal Rohatgi, who has always been in controversy due to various reasons, has been booked for defamation at Shivajinagar police station. A case has been registered against her for defaming Mahatma Gandhi and the Congress family. Pune District Congress General Secretary Sangeeta Tiwari has lodged a complaint with Shivajinagar Police in this regard. A case has been registered against Payal Rohatgi and an unknown accused who made the video.
Payal Rohatgi made false defamatory videos about Mahatma Gandhi, former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and her family, the Congress family and circulated it on social media. The complaint states that an attempt has been made to create a rift between the Hindu-Muslim community. Congress leader Sangeeta Tiwari had earlier lodged a complaint with the cyber police. Cyber Police has handed it over to Shivajinagar Police.
Payal Rohatgi’s controversial post always remains in the news. Payal had alleged that she was sexually abused by directors Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap. Earlier, Twitter has blocked Payal’s account several times for posting false and defamatory posts. She was banned for a week for making communal tweets on the Hyderabad gang rape case. Payal Rohatgi was blocked by the Mumbai Police’s Twitter handle in 2019.
In June 2019, Payal Rohatgi made derogatory remarks about Shivaji Maharaj. NCP leader Jitendra Awhad had demanded a complaint against his arrest with the Mumbai Police. She had posted a video on Facebook in October 2019 stating that India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was not the legitimate son of Motilal Nehru. He publicly apologized to Priyanka Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi after Congress leaders filed a complaint against him. Then on 15 December he commented on the Nehru-Gandhi family. He was arrested by Ahmedabad Police. The court released him on bail the next day. Then in July 2020, Twitter suspended his account once again. After that a case has been registered against Payal Rohatgi in Pune.