Former Bollywood playback singer Abhijeet landed into a controversy after his abusive posts on Twitter targeting a journalist. The Mumbai police have said they will take strong action in what is potentially a case of sexual harassment.

Abhijeet, known for his right-leaning views, had launched a Twitter tirade against journalist Swati Chaturvedi and jantakareporter.com’s editor-in-chief, Rifat Jawaid after they objected against a post of his regarding the murder of an Infosys techie in Chennai.

Ms Chaturvedi has registered a complaint and a police case has been filed against Abhijeet.

His post, saying the murder was a result of love jihad, had drawn reactions from Ms Chaturvedi, a Delhi-based journalist, who said the murderer was a man called Ramkumar and he has been arrested. She said the singer was trying to “foment communal riots”.

Chaturvedi said that the singer’s tweets were “just obscenities and profanities” and she would file an FIR against him.

“(He has been) calling me all sorts of loaded, sexually nasty terms. It all started because he has been tweeting this information in the Chennai case. And I called that out and said that such things can start off riots,” Chaturvedi said.

She said Mumbai Police has reached out to her and assured a strong action against Abhijeet.

“I am going to file an FIR and I hope that police will take the required action. I very strongly feel that enough is enough. We as journalists and women have been targeted enough on Twitter. I am tired of these sexual innuendos we all face.”

The singer, known for his pro-Hindu stance, is not new such controversies as he has in the past ranted against Pakistani singers and artistes.