Police have registered an FIR against stand-up comedian and actor Sunil Pal following a complaint that he allegedly used derogatory remarks against doctors working on the frontline on Wednesday.
Earlier in a video, the comedian had accused doctors of human trafficking & cheating patients in the garb of COVID. A video went viral in which comedian Sunil Pal used bad words for the doctors and tried to tarnish their image.
The FIR against Pal was lodged by the Andheri police on Tuesday on the basis of a complaint filed by Dr Sushmita Bhatnagar, head of the Association of Medical Consultants, he said. According to the complaint, Pal made the alleged derogatory comments against doctors during a show on an entertainment channel.
In her statement to the police, Dr Bhatnagar said last month she came across a video on social media in which Pal is seen making derogatory remarks against doctors.
Pal, in the video, is heard saying, "Doctors are a form of God, but 90 per cent of the doctors have taken an evil form, and are fraud. Poor people are being scared in the name of COVID all day, they are humiliated and harassed by saying there are no beds, no plasma, no medicine, no this, no that."
Maharashtra | Case registered against comedian Sunil Pal following a complaint that he allegedly used derogatory remarks against doctors working on the frontline— ANI (@ANI) May 6, 2021
Earlier in a video, the comedian had accused doctors of human trafficking & cheating patients in the garb of COVID
The police have booked Pal under IPC sections 505-II (statement conducting mischief) and 500 (punishment for defamation) and further investigation was underway, the official said.