A top official of state power distribution company is in trouble after a dalit organization on Monday lodged a police complaint accusing him of posting a morphed picture mocking BSP supremo Mayawati on social media.
“In the objectionable post, Mayawati has been portrayed as ‘Miss Universe’ along with satire against the reservation policy and Indian constitution,” Boudh Yuva Jagran Manch president Dipak Wagh told reporters.
He said they have lodged the complaint with cyber cell of police against the Madhya Pradesh West Power Distribution Company Limited’s Additional Superintendent Engineer Dhruv Sharma.
Wagh alleged that Sharma in his Facebook account posted Mayawati’s “objectionable picture” after doctoring it on June 26.
“In the morphed photo, former UP Chief Minister Mayawati is shown wearing a Miss Universe crown. The satiric caption of the photo read: ‘Wonder of reservation at Miss Universe Contest’ while a smiley added to the post in English stated: ‘Laughing out Loud’, he claimed.
The dalit leader said the photo speaks of the officer’s “Manuwadi” mind (casteist attitude).
“His act was against the constitution. Therefore, we demand that not only criminal proceedings should be launched against him but he should also be sacked from government job,” Wagh said.
Meanwhile, Cyber Cell in-charge Ravikant Daheriya said that Wagh’s complaint was being looked into but Sharma has not been booked yet.
When contacted, Sharma merely said “I will put forth my side when police questions me.”