Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya landed in another controversy on Sunday. He used ‘abusive’ language while addressing a woman journalist on Twitter on Sunday. On Monday morning, the Delhi-based journalist Swati Chaturvedi approached Police and registered a complaint against the singer.
A non-cognizable complaint was registered at the Vasant Vihar Police Station.
The playback singer accused the journalist of being an ‘anti-national,’ while adding that the war has not ended and he will give a proper reply in his defence.
— Dr Neelakshi Goswami (@NeelakshiGswm) July 3, 2016
Followed by some other tweets:
— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) July 4, 2016
Bhattacharya said that the troll he got on the social media was unnecessarily, adding that he was just expressing his concern in regard with the murder of a techie in Chennai.
“It all started when I tweeted for ‘justice for Swati’ in connection with the murder case and these people gave it a communal angle. They are accusing me that I am doing it to spread riots. I don’t know if she is a renowned journalist, even if she is I am not concerned. And I would like to say that this matter has not ended here, I will not tolerate all this, I will fix you these people,” he added.
Ye abhi khatam nhi hua. Sorry to nhi, tum log (People who trolled) ko aage bhi dekhunga mai: Abhijeet Bhattacharya pic.twitter.com/fMMf28u9G4
— ANI (@ANI_news) July 4, 2016
“It is their profession to do all these things. They are fake journalists who do their journalism on the cost of their countries respect and dignity. I don’t know them may be she is a famous journalist but who has given them the freedom to attack personally. It is very shameful that you target our country and hail another country,” said Bhattacharya to ANI.
Calling the female journalist a ‘blot’ on the nation, the singer called himself a ‘Sanghi and said he is a proud Hindu and will always voice his opinion in this regard. And that he will never tolerate any anti-nationals comments.
“I will not tolerate nonsense on the cost of my country. Such journalists are a blot on the nation. They always talk against our country. Whenever I talk of Hindutva or Hinduism they call me a sanghi, I have not signed any papers but I am a proud Hindu and if I talk about that then people call me Sanghi, if this is the case then yes I am a Sanghi,” said Bhattacharya.
“They all are a group who were trolling against me, that is why I used such aggressive language. These all are anti-nationals. I will give a firm reply to these journalists. I am not against any religion. But I am not going to tolerate anything against my country,” said Abhijeet.
Bhattacharya caused a Twitter furore when one of his tweets – with stark communal overtones – on the murder of the Chennai Infosys techie S Swathi. He dubbed the murder, as a case of ‘love jihad’, suggesting that her attacker was a Muslim.