Mumbai, July 14: Comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) has been booked by Mumbai police for tweeting a meme on Prime Minister Narendra Modi using Snapchat dog filter. An FIR has been registered against the AIB by Mumbai Police Cyber Cell on Friday, a day after the comedy group deleted the controversial tweet on PM Narendra Modi. A picture was posted by the official Twitter handle of All India Bakchod (AIB), which showed a doppelganger of PM Narendra Modi waiting at a railway station. The AIB used the dog filter on Snapchat while sharing the picture, along with #Wanderlust. The meme was a dig on PM Modi’s multiple foreign visits.Also Read - Sudhaa Chandran Appeals To PM Modi After Airport Authorities Asked Her To Remove Her Prosthetic Foot
“An FIR (50/2017)against AIB has been registered at cyber police station in this regard after due legal consultation,” tweeted the Mumbai Police. Also Read - Don't Let Guard Down, War Against Corona Not Over: PM Modi Ahead of Festivals | 10 Points
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A picture of Narendra Modi’s look-alike went viral on social media. The AIB was among the many Twitteratis who jumped onto the bandwagon to spread some humour. The comedy group, known for its provocative humour, shared doppelganger’s photo alongside an actual photo of Modi’s face with the Snapchat dog filter. This dig didn’t go down well with a Twitter user who took objection to the meme shared by AIB on PM Modi, tagging Mumbai Police on the micro blogging site. In a prompt response, Mumbai Police said that they will forward the complaint to cyber police.
Under criticism by Modi supporters, the IAB had deleted the controversial tweet on PM Narendra Modi, but the story didn’t end there. A section of Twitter users started trolling the AIB, prompting AIB co-founders Tanmay Bhat and Rohan Joshi to hit back at trolls.