MUMBAI: Mumbai Police have registered a case against rapper Umesh Khade for allegedly singing a song against the government. Sections have been imposed against them for disturbing the peace and promoting hatred, according to the official on April 9.
According to the report, Maharashtra police have registered FIR against two different rappers in a week for allegedly targeting the government. The present complaint has been filed by an officer of the Crime Intelligence Unit of the Mumbai Police.
On the basis of the complaint, an FIR has been lodged on Friday.
Umesh Khade is a resident of Wadala area of Mumbai. According to the police, this FIR has been filed regarding the song “Bhongali Keli Janta”(referring to sufferings faced by people), the official said.
The police officer said that Umesh Khade had uploaded his song on social media with an account named ‘Shambho’ and the song went viral.
Umesh Khade has been booked under IPC sections 504 (attempt to provoke breach of the peace), 505(2) (word intended to promote enmity between two classes) and IT Act section 67 (exhibiting objectionable material in electronic form) has been installed.
He was called for questioning by the police on April 6 and later allowed to go, the official said.
After registration of the FIR on April 7, a notice was served to Mr. Khade asking him to appear before the investigating officer whenever required, he said, adding the rapper was not arrested.
Nationalist Congress Party leader Jitendra Awhad had in a tweet said there was nothing offensive in Khade’s song.