AP Cong chief Sharmila files police complaint over “derogatory” social media content

Hyderabad:¬†Andhra Pradesh Congress chief Y S Sharmila on Sunday filed a complaint with the Cyber Crime police here after “derogatory” content was posted against her on social media, police said.

Sharmila, the daughter of former chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh, the late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, and younger sister of Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, in her complaint lodged by an aide said some individuals uploaded and posted insulting content on YouTube and other social media platforms.

The complaint said after Sharmila became the president of Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee and had been touring districts in the state, she and her followers were being targeted with insulting comments. The complaint was to seek initiation of necessary action against such individuals.

Cybercrime police have registered two cases on the basis of the complaint made by Sharmila through her husband Anil Kumar.

Sharmila, the sister of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy stated that after taking over as the president of Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), she had been meeting people.

She stated that ever since she started touring districts, some people have been targeting her and her followers.

Sharmila, in her complaint, cited some of the insulting comments made against her and requested police to take action. The Congress leader also named eight persons in her complaint. A couple of them are reportedly based abroad.

Sharmila had earlier slammed YSR Congress Party leaders for making personal comments against her after she joined the Congress party.