Comedy group AIB charged by Mumbai Police for joke on PM Modi

The FIR was filed when someone on twitter took offence to a meme shared by AIB

The FIR was filed when someone on twitter took offence to a meme shared by AIB

Along with comedy groups such as AIB, EIC and others, the NDA-led government is also active on social media including PM Narendra Modi, especially Twitter. "We are forwarding this to the cyber police station".

The famous Indian comedy group faced backlash from the government and police after their Twitter account posted a picture of the Indian prime minister with Snapchat's dog filter. The offence, if proven, carries a punishment up to three years in jail and Rs. 5 lakh fine. Netizens tore the group apart for poking fun at the Prime Minister's frequent foreign travels.

That was the reminder that All India Bakchod's (AIB) Tanmay Bhat posted on Twitter on Thursday after their meme on Modi went viral, was criticised, and promptly taken down by the comic group.

All India Backchod was founded in 2013 by Tanmay Bhat, Rohan Joshi, Ashish Sakhya and Gursimran Khamba. Mumbai police, who were recently criticised for laughing off a woman's complaint of a man masturbating in a local train, responded promptly by claiming that they will forward the complaint to cyber police.

This is not the first time AIB has landed in controversy. Bhat clarified that while he will withdraw such tweets to save himself from legal trouble, he will continue to make similar jokes.

In the video, Tanmay superimposed the images of singer Lata Mangeshkar and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and showed them having a conversation if Virat Kohli were better than Sachin.

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