AIB has been a part of multiple controversies in the past including the time when they used another Snapchat filter on Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar. The police forwarded his tweet to the cyber police station, which registered an FIR.
Modi had tweeted this in response to a Twitter user's comment on for his "tongue-in-cheek" reply to a former cricketer Ravi Shastri on his post. The FIR was filed after the group tweeted an image of PM Narendra Modi. AIB has been charged with defamation and also under the IT Act with an offence for which the punishment is up to three years in jail, besides a Rs. 5 lakh fine.
The announcement of the investigation was widely discussed on social media on Friday, with some women contrasting the authorities' swift action against the tweet with the apathy they claim often greets complaints of sexual harassment and trolling. Mumbai police had previous year also received several complaints about the use of abusive language in an AIB show held in the city.
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Within hours, the group deleted the post fearing more backlash.
However, not all Twitter users were impressed, and the AIB came under fire from Modi supporters for "insulting" the prime minister and hurting "nationalist" sentiments. And Apologising if necessary. "Don't care what you think", he wrote.
The group also posted a meme about the India- Pakistan match, where PM Modi can be seen with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif.