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Gurugram: Social media influencer Bobby Kataria booked for insulting, threatening woman

IANS | August 20, 2022 08:12 AM

GURUGRAM: The Gurugram police have booked social media influencer Bobby Kataria and 10 others on Friday for allegedly assaulting a woman, posting vulgar messages about her on social media platforms and giving her death threats.

An FIR has been registered against Bobby Kataria at the Sector-5 police station in Gurugram under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 506 (offence of criminal intimidation) and 509 (intending to insult the modesty of any woman).

The complainant, a resident of Ashok Vihar Phase-3 in Gurugram told the police that she had organised a powerlifting championship in a housing society under the Sector-5 police station on July 31 along with her partner Surender Kumar -- one of the accused mentioned in the FIR.

"During the event, Bobby Kataria and his group came to a championship and forcibly stopped it. Thereafter, the culprits announced their team members as winners and gave them medals and prize money, " the complainant alleged in her complaint.

"They even forcibly took Rs three lakh from me and when I asked for the money, they started misbehaving and threatened me with dire consequences. They even threatened to kill my family if I reported the matter. They have been harassing me and posting vulgar messages about me on several social media platforms, " the woman said in the FIR.

"A case has been registered in this regard. We are verifying the facts. Action will be taken as per the prescribed law, " said a police officer.

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