The Ahmedabad Police’s Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) unit has lodged an FIR against filmmaker Avinash Das for sharing a picture of Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Pooja Singhal, who was recently arrested in a money laundering case.
In the complaint, the police has said that Das shared the picture to allegedly mislead the people and defame Amit Shah’s reputation. The photo shows Shah and Singhal speaking to each other at a public meeting in Ranchi in 2017.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED), on May 11, arrested IAS officer Pooja Singhal, the secretary of Jharkhand mining department, in connection with a money laundering case She has been accused of being involved in diversion of MGNREGA funds during her tenure as deputy commissioner in Khunti district during 2009-10. The agency had also seized cash worth over Rs18 crore from the house of a chartered accountant, allegedly linked to Singhal.
Furthermore, the director of ‘Anaarkali of Aarah’ has also been charged for allegedly insulting the national flag when he posted a picture of a woman wearing the tricolour on his Facebook account.
“It was brought to the attention of technical PSI K P Patel of the DCB that a person named Avinash Das had shared an obscene painting of a woman in which the tricolour had been painted on her on March 17. Additionally, on May 8, Das on his Twitter account had shared a five-year-old picture of Amit Shah with IAS Pooja Singhal in order to mislead the people and harm the reputation of Shah with mal intention. In that regard, an FIR has been lodged against Das under IPC 469 for forgery and section 67 of IT Act and sections of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act,” read a statement from the Ahmedabad DCB unit.