India Today magazine is accused of using Kejriwal’s photo-shopped image without his consent.
Delhi Police Commissioner, Alok Verma has received a complaint from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging him to take criminal action against Hindi Edition of India Today for unauthorisedly printing his ‘morphed’ picture on their cover page.
It is alleged that the magazine has photoshopped his photo and used it on their cover page without his consent.
In the complaint written by Kejriwal to Police it is said that people from Punjab have expressed their disappointment over the photo showing him as a Nihang. It has hurt the sentiments of Sikhs. He suspected that Akalis, Congress and India Today to have conspired against him to malign him prior to upcoming State Elections.
Nihangs are also known as Akalis and are known as prestigious armed Sikh soilders.
The Police Commissioner has been asked to take action against the publication house and also all those who are spreading the picture.
India Today website, on its part has already issued a clarification and has taken down the pic with a note that if due to this picture any religious sentiments are hurt, India Today deeply regret the same.
A representative of the publication House has apprised that a clarification has also been printed in the latest publication, which will be available from Saturday onward.