Payal Rohatgi granted bail in the objectionable content case

Updated: 18 December, 2019 14:39 IST | ANI | Mumbai

Payal Rohatgi, who was arrested for posting objectionable content on Motilal Nehru, has been granted bail by the Rajasthan High Court

Picture Courtesy: Official Instagram Account/Team Payal Rohatgi
Picture Courtesy: Official Instagram Account/Team Payal Rohatgi

A local court here on Tuesday granted bail to actress Payal Rohtagi, who was booked by Bundi Police under the IT Act for allegedly posting objectionable content against Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and other members of the Gandhi family on social media.

"The court gave relief to Payal. There was no such offense in which she can be kept in jail. Freedom of speech is available to every citizen. She got bail on Rs 50,000 bond and two surety of Rs 25,000 each," Bhupendra Singh, Rohtagi's lawyer told reporters here.

The actress was detained by Bundi police, on December 15, for allegedly posting objectionable content against the Nehru-Gandhi family and was later sent to eight-day judicial custody by a local court. Earlier in December, a notice was served to Rohatgi for allegedly posting an objectionable video.

She posted the news about being granted bail on her Instagram account too, take a look:

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A post shared by Team Payal Rohatgi (@payalrohatgi) onDec 17, 2019 at 11:34pm PST

The complaint in this regard was filed by Rajasthan Youth Congress general secretary Charmesh Sharma in October at Bundi Sadar police station, following which the police registered a case under 66 and 67 of the IT Act.

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First Published: 18 December, 2019 14:33 IST

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