A deputy sarpanch in Goa was booked today by police on charge of outraging modesty of a woman functionary of the Shiv Sena.
Abhijit Desai, deputy Sarpanch of Neturlim panchayat in South Goa, was booked under section 500 (punishment for defamation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) after he allegedly posted a derogatory post on Facebook, police said.
The Sena leader had filed a complaint with Crime Branch last week accusing Desai of terming her and her husband as “Bunty and Babli”, which she claimed refers to a fraud couple as shown in a Bollywood movie of the same name.
A police officer said an FIR was filed against Desai.
“We will soon call the accused for questioning,” he said.
Earlier in the day, Desai was booked on charge of revealing identity of a minor survivor of molestation from Goa.