Thane Police on Saturday arrested Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale after a case was registered against her for allegedly sharing a ‘derogatory’ post about NCP president Sharad Pawar on social media platforms.
The post in Marathi, shared by her on Friday, was purportedly written by another person.
It solely talked about the surname Pawar and the age of 80. The NCP supremo is 81 years old.
The post contained phrases like “hell is ready” and “you hate Brahmins”, allegedly referring to Pawar whose party shares power in Maharashtra with the Shiv Sena and Congress.
“The offense towards Chitale was registered at Kalwa police station in Thane on Saturday based mostly on a complaint lodged by Swapnil Netke,” a police official had said.
Chitale (29) was arrested from Navi Mumbai by the crime branch of the Thane Police.
On Saturday night, black ink and eggs had been thrown at Chitale outside Kalamboli police station in Navi Mumbai by workers of NCP’s women wing. Earlier, the case was registered towards her under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 500 (defamation), 501 (printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory), 505 (2) (making, publishing, or circulating any assertion, hearsay, or report selling enmity, hatred or sick will between classes), 153 A (spreading disharmony amongst folks) on the Kalwa police station in Thane, he stated.
In Pune too, a case was registered against her based mostly on a grievance filed by an NCP worker.
The cyber wing of the police registered a case against Chitale beneath IPC sections 153 (A), 500, and 505 (2). In Dhule additionally, a case was registered towards Chitale and Nitin Bhave, the purported creator of the controversial post shared by the actress, beneath comparable sections of the IPC, including part 34 (common intention), on a complaint lodged by an NCP chief.
In the meantime, when asked by reporters in Nanded about the episode, Pawar said he did not know Chitale and had no thought about what she has allegedly posted about him on social media.
“I don’t know the person and also have no idea about what you are saying (about the actress’s submit),” he said responding to a query.
Asked about the post allegedly shared by Chitale on Fb, the NCP chief told reporters that he did not know about it.
He asked a reporter, “What has she completed? What was her complaint (about him)?” The veteran chief further stated it will not be proper for him to comment on the issue till he learns what the actress had completed.