Mumbai Crime: Man booked for posting malicious content against Uddhav Thackeray arrested

Updated: 24 October, 2020 19:58 IST | Diwakar Sharma | Mumbai

Thakkar had appeared before the VP Road police on October 5 to cooperate with the investigators, but disappeared after allegedly noticing a Cyber Cell team

Sameet Thakkar
Sameet Thakkar

Twitter celebrity Sameet Thakkar, who was booked for posting malicious content against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his family members, was arrested on Saturday. Thakkar, who is a member of the BJP IT Cell was absconding after appearing before the VP Road police.

On the direction of the Bombay High Court, Thakkar had appeared before the VP Road police on October 5. However, he excused himself on the pretext of going to the washroom and disappeared. At that time, the PI of Cyber Police station was also present as another criminal case of cybercrime was also registered against him.

Thakkar violated the court order and also insulted the process of law by not submitting his mobile, laptop, etc. On October 12, another hearing took place in the HC, and Thakkar was again directed to appear before the VP Road Police and BKC Cyber police on October 16 to record his statement, however, he did not appear before the police.

On October 20, the Nagpur High Court dismissed his plea seeking quashing of the case filed against him on the grounds of non-cooperation. On October 23, a hearing was scheduled before Mumbai High court, and in the matter, advocate Abhinav Chandrachud returned the brief and submitted through on record advocate that he will not continue the matter.

"All those who had and are still motivating and helping Sameet Thakker in such cyber crime matters, police will take strict action against all of them," complainant advocate Dharmendra Mishra said. Later, Thakkar was arrested by the Nagpur police.

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First Published: 24 October, 2020 19:20 IST

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