A man has been booked in Meerut under the IT Act for allegedly making objectionable remarks against wrestler Sakshi Malik on social media, police said on Tuesday.

Nadeem Nambardar made some objectionable comments against the Olympic bronze medallist and her religion.

A case has been registered against him under the IT Act based on a complaint filed by a local social group. The Cyber Cell is probing the matter. The accused is absconding and efforts are on to ascertain his whereabouts, they said.

Nambardar, in his Facebook profile, claims to be a Samajwadi Party worker. However, its district unit chief, Jaiveer Singh, said the accused does not have any links to the party.