Man charged for alleged obscene post on Urmila Matondkar


NATIONAL | May 28, 2019 (PTI):

A 57-year-old man has been charged for allegedly posting derogatory content on actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar on social media, police said.

Police in Pune registered a complaint against Dhananjay Kudtarkar, a resident of the Maharashtra city, after a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena officer-bearer flagged the post.

"The suspect using his social media account put a derogatory post against actress Urmila (Matondkar) and made sexually coloured remarks," said a police officer attached to Vishrambaug police station in Pune.

A case has been registered against Dhananjay Kudtarkar under section 354 (A) 1 (4) (making sexually coloured remarks; shall be guilty of the offence of sexual harassment) and sections of IT Act.

No arrest has been made so far and investigation is underway.

Matondkar, who has acted in a number of Bollywood movies, had made her political debut as a Congress nominee from Mumbai North constituency in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections, but lost to Bharatiya Janata Party's Gopal Shetty.

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