A 58-year-old policeman from Madhya Pradesh has expressed displeasure over columnist Shobhaa De tweeting about his obese physical condition, which he said is because of a hormonal disorder.
"I am hurt with Shobhaa De's tweet poking fun at me. I have put on weight due to hormonal disorder following my gall bladder operation in 1993," Inspector Daulatram Jogewat, who weighs around 180 kg, told news agency Press Trust of India on Thursday.
Jogewat, posted at the Police Lines in Neemuch, said he would talk to his seniors about the mockery over his obesity.
"It is up to them to take a call on the recourse I should take," said the policeman, who is scheduled to retire in 2019.
De had posted the image on Tuesday after the polling for the Mumbai civic body ended amid a heavy police bandobast.
"Heavy police bandobast in Mumbai today," the socialite had tweeted while posting the image, and incorrectly identified Jogewat as a personnel of the Mumbai Police who
were deployed for the BMC polls held on Tuesday.
As her tweet went viral, De got trolled by netizens.
Hitting back at her, the Mumbai Police had tweeted, "We love puns too Ms De. but, this one is totally misplaced. Uniform /official not ours. We expect better from response."
However, in an attempt to make peace, De had on Wednesday posted a fresh tweet: "Mumbai/ Maharashtra Police Pranaam. No offence intended. MP Police, Consult a dietitian, if it's an asli, undoctored image doing the round."
De had in the past also courted controversies following her tweets. Her comments about poor performance of the Indian sportsmen in the 2016 Olympics had met with severe backlash.
IMAGE: Screenshot of Shobha De's controversial tweet