Mumbai police book AIB, yet again!

IN Media Watch Briefs | 17/07/2017

The alacrity with which Mumbai police lodged an FIR against comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) co-founder Tanmay Bhat for its meme of a Snapchat dog filter used with a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised eyebrows. Mumbai Mirror reports that several serious cases are still languishing for want of action but police registered an FIR  against AIB for allegedly insulting the Prime Minister less than 24 hours after a complaint was lodged.                   

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