A few weeks back, Bollywood director, Ram Gopal Varma took to twitter to express his views on the head of the Dera Sacha Sauda, Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insaan and his blockbuster movie ‘MSG – The Messenger’, which has earned Rs 126 cr. in just two weeks.
The director, who already has a complaint lodged against him for his tweet about Lord Ganesha on Ganesh Chaturthi, once again managed to hurt the religious sentiments with his insensitive tweets about the Dera Sacha Sauda head. This offended the followers and instigated one particular devotee, Jasbir Singh of Ludhiana’s Lohara village, to file a first information report (FIR) against the director at Daba village under Section 298 (uttering words to hurt religious sentiments) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 66 (sending offensive messages through communication services and devices) of the Information Technology Act.
Varma tweeted openly on February 13 about the release of the saint’s hit movie, ‘MSG – The Messenger’ where in he, in a series of tweets, spoke negatively about the movie as well as about Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insaan making use of certain offensive words. Several staunch devotees, Jasbir Singh along with his fellow Dera followers, were deeply disturbed about the objectionable language used against the Dera head.
The inspector of the Daba police station lodged the complaint and ensured the terribly upset follower that the police would do all it could to ensure justice.