Bollywood actress Sunny Leone has been booked by Mumbai police for alleged distribution of obscene content on the internet and social networking sites.
According to a police release on Friday, the offence was registered last night against the 34-year-old actress under sections 292, 292 A, 294 r/w 34 of the Indian Penal Code besides being charged under Section 3 and 4 of Indian Representation of Women and IT Act.
The offence was registered based on a complaint by Anjali Palan, 30, a housewife who said that while surfing the internet she found several obscene posts and pictures of the actress, they said.
Also, Palan found “objectionable” material on Leone’s website Sunneyleone.com.
“Such posts poison the minds of people and especially children,” she said in her complaint.
The Dombivili police has transferred the case to the Cyber Crime cell of Thane police for further investigation, the release said.
The former adult movie star was in the city couple of weeks back to promote her recent movie Ek Paheli Leela.
On Friday, a Hindu group demanded the actress be deportated for displaying what it terms vulgarity on her website and ‘insulting the dignity of women’.
“The FIR (first information report) was registered by our local representative Anjali Palan and others. Besides, we have already registered over a dozen similar complaints in various districts of Maharashtra and in Goa in the past one week but police have not taken any action so far,” said Uday Dhuri the spokesman for Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS).
Although there is a disclaimer on the website, its useless since even children were able to view the website content, he said.
“Last week when we lodged a complaint in Navi Mumbai, Police Commissioner K.L. Prasad said she is promoting her own pictures. He advised us to concentrate on other issues like toilets for women,” Dhuri added.