Police on Friday registered a case against an unidentified person for allegedly clicking a picture of Maharashtra Civil Supplies Minister and BJP leader Girish Bapat holding hand of a woman party worker and circulating it on social media.

The photo was clicked on Thursday by an unidentified person during a party programme at Wagholi, 25 km from Pune, where Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was also present.

Subsequently, the photo went viral on social media, accompanied with derogatory remarks.

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The woman seen in the photo in her statement to the police stated that Mr Bapat is like a father figure to her and that he had held her hand to bring her in front in order to introduce her to the Chief Minister.

"However, some people with ill-intention, clicked the photo and made it viral on social media by circling (the duo) holding hands and maligned her character," she said in her statement to Loni Kalbhor Police.

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After the photo went viral, a lot of objectionable comments were posted, which prompted the 34-year-old woman to approach police and register the case.

The station duty officer of the police station said on Saturday that they have registered a case against unidentified persons.

When contacted, Mr Bapat's secretary called it a mischievous act by some people with an ill-intention, saying that the woman's father is a very good friend of Mr Bapat and Mr Bapat is like a father figure to her.

(Feature image source: Twitter)