She has been detained and will be produced in the court on Monday till then she will remained in the police lock-up
Actress Payal Rohatgi has been arrested. Rajasthan police on Sunday arrested actress Payal Rohatgi over her controversial video on freedom fighter Motilal Nehru.
“I am arrested by @PoliceRajasthan for making a video on #MotilalNehru which I made from taking information from @google .. Freedom of speech is a joke,” read a post on her Twitter handle.
Rajasthan police arrested her from Ahmedabad. She posted the objectionable comments on social media handles including Facebook and Twitter. Now she is being brought to Bundi in Rajasthan.
On October 10, 2019, a complaint was lodged by Congress worker Charmesh Sharma against Rohatgi. The complained was for posting an objectionable video on Motilal Nehru and his family on Facebook and Twitter.
Police lodged a case against her under the IT Act and started investigation
“Despite several notices sent to her, Rohatgi did not come to Bundi for interrogation. The notices were sent via email, post and even a team was sent there to look for her. However, this police team found her and hence she was arrested,” she said addressing media in Bundi.
“Payal has been found guilty in our investigation and, hence, we sent our team to Ahmedabad. By Monday, she will be reaching here and then we will interrogate her why she made this video and what was her motto behind it. The police team from Bundi had camped in Ahmedabad since last three days under thana in-charge Lokendra Paliwal and finally she was arrested on Sunday,” said Gupta.
After the controversy, Rohatgi had even apologised over the matter
Rohatgi had filed a bail application in the local court on Friday. However, the hearing could not happen due to some reasons. It will be heard on Monday now, she further added.
The complaint was filed by Youth Congress leader Charmesh Sharma. The case was registered under sections 66 and 67 of the IT Act.
The complainant in the FIR said that the video, which was posted on September 21, can hamper India’s relations with other nations. This, since it has objectionable comments with pictures in the context of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death.
After the controversy, Rohatgi had even apologised over the matter.