The Indian Cricketer, Hardik Pandya is in trouble because of a tweet which was done by a fake account.
According to reports, the tweet was on BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian constitution. A court in Rajasthan has directed the police to file an FIR against the cricketer.
But the reports show that the tweet was done from the twitter handle @sirhardik3777 while the cricketer’s twitter handle is @hardikpandya7. Currently, the account with @sirhardik3777 could not be found. It is also doubted if the account actually existed or not.
“Kaun ambedkar???? Wahi jisne dogla kanoon aur sanvidhan banaya ya wo jisne #aarakshan naam ki bimari desh mein failai #HegdeInsultsAmbedkar #TuedayThoughts” (Who Ambedkar? The one who made a partisan law and constitution or the one who spread a disease called reservation), this was the tweet.
According to reports, on December 26 last year, ‘Pandya’ had tweeted this.
“We are yet to receive the orders of the court and once we get it, I will be in a position to comment,” Rajesh Yadav, a police officer in Jaipur told NDTV.
“Further action will be taken according to law,” he added.
The petitioner, DR Meghwal claims that he is a member of the Rashtriya Bhim Sena. He belonged to the scheduled caste community and was hurt by Pandya’s tweet.
“I learnt about Pandya’s comment through social media in January. It appeared quite derogatory to a figure like Ambedkar and was an attempt to spread hatred and create division in the society. By doing so, he has committed a serious crime and hurt the sentiments of my entire community,” Meghwal told The Times of India.
The court has asked the police to file a case under a law on crimes against SC/STs (Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes).
Pandya has now come out and given his statement regarding the entire matter.
My statement. pic.twitter.com/P67YZLJqsl
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) March 22, 2018
The 24-year-old rounder, Hardik Pandya is gearing up for the upcoming IPL tournament. He was retained by his former team Mumbai Indians. The cricketer has also represented that national team 6 times in Tests and 38 times in ODIs.