FIR against BJP leader over video accusing BMC staff of taking alive patient to crematorium | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday registered an FIR at the Bhoiwada police station against Suresh Nakhua, a BJP Mumbai spokesperson for allegedly tarnishing the image of the civic body.
In a tweet put out on Thursday the @mybmc handle said, “Fact > Fast. A video, recently shared on social media, falsely accused BMC staff of taking an alive patient to the crematorium. In addition to tarnishing the image of BMC, the video also created panic amongst citizens, owing to which an FIR has been lodged against the offender.”

Nakhua is followed by the prime minister Narendra Modi and also Union minister Amit Shah on Twitter.
According to the police Nakhua who is into share trading on April 20 tweeted a video of alive patient being cremated in Mumbai. The video was also uploaded on Twitter stating “A living man taken to cremation Centre by BMC. I think there might be some target from cremation Centres Maha vasuli Aghadi government.”
However on April 22, in another tweet Nakhua clarified that he had uploaded the video but was not aware of the location of the incident and could not verify it. “This video was tweeted as it disturbed me immensely & to alert the authorities. There was no intention whatsoever to cause panic. I regret the inconvenience caused to authorities and general public, if any, due to my act and my sincere apologies for the same, “ he tweeted.

An assistant health officer from BMC lodged a complaint alleging that Nakhua did not give information about this video. “My colleague tried to contact him. He said he will give information to senior officials. Deputy municipal commissioner, Devidas Shrisagar called and requested about information on the video. At that point of time accused said that he was out to get medicine for a relative,” read the complaint.
Vinod Kamble senior inspector of Bhoiwada police station said the police have served a notice to Nakhua and his statement is being recorded.
When TOI contacted Nakhua for a comment he said that the matter is subjudice.

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