This Article is From Jul 09, 2014

Morphed Photo of Goa Minister in Pink Swimsuit Triggers FIR

Morphed Photo of Goa Minister in Pink Swimsuit Triggers FIR

File photo of Goa Minister Sudin Dhavalikar.

Panaji: A morphed photo of a Goa minister in a pink swimsuit, posted on Facebook, has provoked a First Information Report (FIR), the first step in the filing of formal charges, against a man from Goa who lives in America.

The photo, which was posted on Facebook last week, has gone viral.  The minister featured in the photo is Sudin Dhavalikar, who heads the Public Works Department and recently declared that bikinis should be banned on Goa's beaches.

Other advice from him included  "Young girls wearing short skirts in nightclubs are a threat to the Goan culture. ..we should not allow this" and  women should stop drinking  "because it is not good for their health".

During the ensuing outrage, the opposition Congress gifted the minister a short pink skirt

"The FIR has been filed and the case has been transferred to the Cyber Cell," Police official C.L. Patil told news agency IANS

The complaint against Savio Almeida, a Non-Resident Indian who allegedly uploaded the picture, was filed by a resident of Goa.