Actress Ketki Chitale in police custody till May 18 for ‘objectionable’ post on Sharad Pawar


At the same time, the Pune Cyber ​​Police said that it will seek the custody of the actress after Thane Police’s custody period ends. Pune Cyber ​​Police has also registered a case against Chitale.

Pune Cyber ​​Police Inspector Dagadu Hake said, “We have registered a case against Chitale and we will request his custody after Thane police’s custody period is over.”

Film and television actress Chitale, 29, had allegedly shared a post on her Facebook page, due to which Thane police arrested her on May 14, the official said.

The actress was produced before a vacation court on Sunday, which remanded her to police custody till May 18, a senior police official said.

Meanwhile, a Pune-based organization raised a demand for registration of a sedition case against the actress for allegedly mentioning Sant Tukaram in a post shared by Chitale.

Sant Tukaram Dehu Sansthan has filed a written complaint at Dehu police station in Pune seeking action against him for allegedly mentioning a 17th century poet in a post shared by Chitale.

Nitin More, a member of the Varkari sect and an officer of Sant Tukaram Dehu Sansthan, has lodged an FIR in this matter at the Dehurod police station late on the night of May 14.

In this case, a case has been registered against Chitale under sections 295 (A), 153 (A) (1) and 501 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Trustee of the institute Ajit More told reporters, “Not only the name of Sant Tukaram, but also the name of any saint should not be used for such propaganda. A case should be registered against Chitale for sedition.

Chitale and 23-year-old pharmacy student Nikhil Bhamre were arrested on May 14 for sharing an objectionable post about Pawar.

A post written by another person in Marathi, which Chitale reportedly shared on Facebook on Friday (May 13), mentioned only the surname Pawar and the age of 80.

The NCP chief is 81 years old. The post reportedly contained phrases like ‘hell awaits’ and ‘you hate Brahmins’ referring to Pawar. Pawar’s party is in power in Maharashtra along with Shiv Sena and Congress.

Cases are already registered against the actress mainly on complaints from NCP workers in Mumbai, Kalwa, Pune and Dhule.

In this regard, an official said, “In Mumbai on May 14, cases were registered at Goregaon and Bhoiwada police stations.”

The case was registered on the basis of a complaint filed by advocate Prashant Shankar Dute, president of the student wing of NCP’s Mumbai unit in Bhoiwada.

At the same time, another official said that after a complaint was lodged by Kalpana Gavarguru, a local NCP office-bearer in Akola, an FIR was registered against Chitale at the Khadan police station.

Sections 500 (defamation), 501 (printing or publishing a defamatory matter), 505 (2) (any statement, rumor or report promoting enmity, hatred or malice between classes) of the Indian Penal Code in these police stations. Making, promoting, publishing or transmitting), 153A (promoting enmity between people) have been registered.

In Pune too, a case has been registered against the actress based on the complaint of an NCP worker. The cyber wing of the police has registered a case against Chitale under sections 153 (A), 500 and 505 (2) of the IPC.

On May 14, the police said that a case has been registered against Chitale and Nitin Bhave, the alleged author of the post shared by him, based on a complaint lodged by an NCP leader in Dhule in northern Maharashtra.

NCP MP Supriya Sule said on Sunday that a perverted mentality is not good for the society. He said this in the wake of an objectionable post allegedly shared by Marathi actress Ketki Chitale about her father and NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

Sule told reporters in Nashik, “I don’t know him. This is an issue of culture. I am thankful to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis and MNS chief Raj Thackeray for raising their voice against such posts.

Asked if she supports the protest of NCP workers against Chitale, the Baramati MP said it is about the culture when someone wants your parents and their death, whom you see in public life. consider ideal. Sule said that a perverted mentality is not good for the society.

On Saturday, NCP’s women’s wing workers threw black ink and eggs at the pyre outside the Kalamboli police station in Navi Mumbai. Shiv Sena leader and former Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar said that age and seniority should be respected in public life. According to Pednekar, the actress had said that she was ill.

A day after Marathi actress Ketki Chitale was arrested for sharing an objectionable post about Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Sunday said such remarks against the senior leader were unfortunate.

NCP leader Ajit Pawar told reporters, “It is the misfortune of Maharashtra.”

He said that the Constitution has guaranteed expression and free speech to the citizens, but people need to be mindful of what they speak and the impact it has had on the society.

The Deputy Chief Minister said, ‘Sharad Pawar (81) has been in public life for 60 years. He never made derogatory remarks (against others) despite facing a lot of criticism and allegations.

He described Chitale as “perverted” and his comments against Sharad Pawar as “unfortunate”.

(with input from news agency language)

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