Sameet Thakkar, a Nagpur resident who was arrested by the Maharashtra police for allegedly posting objectionable comments against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya Thackeray, has been sent to police custody by a Nagpur Court till October 30.
Maharashtra: A Nagpur court sends Sameet Thakkar to police custody till 30th October.— ANI (@ANI) October 26, 2020
He was arrested on October 24 by for allegedly making objectionable comments against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and State Minister Aaditya Thackeray on social media.
Thakkar was arrested by Maharashtra police on October 24 after he allegedly called Aaditya Thackeray as ‘Mohammad Azam Shah of Maharashtra, aka baby penguin.’ He had also called CM Thackeray as ‘Modern Day Aurangzeb’.
Highlights of Cases against Thakkar
Two FIRs were registered against Thakkar in Nagpur and Mumbai for his remarks. He submitted a plea in Bombay High Court seeking protection from arrest and quashing of FIRs against him. Court directed Thakkar on October 1, 2020 to cooperate with police in investigation and record his statement VP Road police station. Thakkar had escaped from police station when he went there to record his statement on October 5 fearing arrest. He told this before the Bombay High Court after which the Court ordered the police not to take any action against him.
He was ordered to appear in police station on October 16 but he did not comply. His lawyer Abhinav Chandrachud refused to appear for Thakkar and returned his brief. Advocate Raspal Singh Renu informed the court on record that Chandrachud has returned the brief and asked for time to appoint new counsel. The hearing in the matter was scheduled for November 3, 2020.