Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya once again struck in a controversy as the singer was arrested by BKC cyber police on July 2. It was confirmed by Mumbai police on Friday. However, the singer is been immediately released.
The complaint was filed by Aam Aadmi Party National Executive Member and abused journalist Swati Chaturvedi on TwitterSpokesperson Preeti Sharma Menon. AAP member files a complaint that the singer. The FIR was filed on charges of public obscenity and outrage of modesty. Menon had tweeted to the police commissioner about the singer’s use of obscene language on social media towards the woman journalist.
DCP (cyber) Sachin Patil said, “Abhijeet was arrested in July on the basis of the FIR against him for online abuse. However, since it was a bailable offence, he was given bail soon after the arrest.” The police had registered a FIR in the second week of July after the singer had allegedly used abusive language while interacting with a woman.
The tweet series of Menon on Friday said, “.@mumbaipolice arrested @abhijeetsinger on my complaint on 26/07, released him on bail later. Serves him right… [email protected]’s phone confiscated, sent for forensics. Cops made Twitter order him to delete offensive tweets or shut handle.”
Menon tweeted that she feels women should register complaints against abuse in any form. “@abhijeetsinger’s arrest is a big step towards cleaning up SM (social media)”.