A Thane court on Wednesday remanded Marathi actress Ketki Chitale, who was arrested on May 15 for sharing a defamatory poem targeting NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Facebook, to 14 days judicial custody after her police custody ended. Several FIRs have been registered against Chital in multiple police stations in the state for offensive Facebook posts against the NCP chief.
Another FIR has been registered against the Marathi actress for “an abusive Facebook post against Power while abusing the name of Sant Tukaram”. On May 15, police in Thane filed a case against the actress under IPC section 500 (defamation), 501 (printing or engraving defamatory content) and 153A (promoting animosity between different groups). Chital’s post angered NCP workers who physically harassed him and threw ink at him during his arrest.
While blaming another, the 29-year-old actress posted a Marathi poem mentioning only the title ‘Power’ and an age, which was given as 80. However, the poem also contains multiple illnesses of the 81-year-old NCP. Is afflicted with major.
Another 21-year-old student from Nasik was arrested for tweeting: “It’s time for Baramati Gandhi … to make Baramati Nathuram Godse.”
A few days ago, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also condemned Ketki Chitale’s alleged insulting post targeting the NCP supremo.
Last week, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) activists slapped Maharashtra state BJP spokesperson Binayak Ambekar in his office for posting “insulting” social media comments targeting Power.
As the video of the attack went viral, Ambekar claimed that Pune police had not yet been able to arrest the NCP men behind the attack. Ambeker further claimed that NCP workers came to his office to capture the physical assault on camera. Posting a video of the attack on Twitter, state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil wrote, “Maharashtra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Pvt. Binayak Ambekar was attacked by NCP goons. On behalf of the BJP, I strongly condemn this attack. These NCP thugs must be dealt with immediately!