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Delhi-based journalist accuses Twitter user of defamation, files FIR

India TV News Desk 11 Jun 2015, 11:12:45 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Delhi-based journalist, Swati Chaturvedi, has lodged a complaint against an anonymous Twitter user, accusing him of "defamation" and "character assassination" on the social networking website.

Chaturvedi lodged a complaint yesterday at the Vasant Vihar police station where she claimed that @LutyensInsider has been continuously posting defamatory and sexually explicit tweets about her and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

According to police, the complainant wrote that for many months, after the repeal of IT Act section 66 A, the anonymous Twitter handle has been posting defamatory tweets about her.

The twitter handle is famous for its random political gossip, police said.

 An FIR has been filed under section 354D of the Indian Penal Code at the Vasant Vihar police station. The sections relate to stalking.

"We have started the investigation and trying to identify the user of the Twitter account. We will ask Twitter to block the account," a senior police officer said yesterday.