"The FIR has been filed and the case has been transferred to the Cyber Cell," CL Patil, a police official, said.

The FIR, accusing Facebook users of uploading and circulating the morphed photo, was registered on Pradeep Bakhale's complaint.

Dhavalikar had recently attracted controversy when he said, "Young girls wearing short skirts in nightclubs are a threat to the Goan culture. This habit of young girls wearing short dresses everywhere does not fit the Goan culture. We should not allow this. It should be stopped."

He also advised that women should stop drinking too because it is not good for their health. The comments had attracted criticism with the Congress symbolically gifting Dhavalikar a short pink skirt in response.

(Agencies)

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