New Delhi: A Supreme Court advocate has filed a complaint with the Delhi Police against an "unknown" person for allegedly circulating a morphed photograph of prime minister Narendra Modi and three prominent women journalists.

The complainant Ajay Kumar has demanded a probe into the circulation of such photographs, which have been widely shared on social media.

Kumar has also forwarded his complaint to the home minister requesting the Delhi Police cyber cell to investigate his complaint and identify those circulating the photograph on social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp.

In his complaint, Kumar has requested police to make social media giant Facebook, one of the parties in the case because the morphed images have been widely circulated on Facebook.

Kumar has said that circulation of such photographs not only amounts to defamation but is also "against the ethos and culture of the country and the high office of the Prime Minister.”

Delhi Police officers said they have received the complaint and are looking into it.