The FIR was lodged at the behest of Pradeep Bakhale against Facebook users who had uploaded and circulated the morphed picture on Facebook.
Dhavalikar had attracted criticism 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 had also added that women should stop drinking too as it is not good for their health."
Soon after, he was symbolically gifted a short pink skirt by the Congress.