AI cabin crew association treasurer booked under IT Act
In round-2 of the Air India cabin crew online fracas, the Cyber Crime Unit of the Mumbai Police on Friday registered a case under Section 66 (a) of the IT Act against Sagar Karnik, Treasurer, Air India Cabin Crew Association for allegedly abusing and threatening two colleagues online.
The FIR against Karnik was based on a complaint by Jaganatharao and Sharma, who were arrested on similar allegations by Karnik earlier. Six months ago, on Karnik’s complaint, police had filed an FIR against Jaganatharao and Mayank Mohan Sharma and arrested them in May. They got bail from the Sessions Court after 12 days. The two were arrested under Sections 66 (a) and 67 of the IT Act and Section 506 (2) of the Indian Penal Code.
Karnik in his complaint had told police they used abusive language on Facebook and Orkut against politicians including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel and a woman colleague in Air India. The complaint also said they insulted the national flag.
In July, Jaganatharao and Sharma had written to the Commissioner of Police alleging Kiran Pawaskar, former Shiv Sainik and current Nationalist Congress Party MLC had
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